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VICTORIAN SECRETS

Painted Ladies, Gingerbread and "Carpenter Gothic" in Texas

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In this dreary age of McMansions, condos and "metal buildings" these dignified homes are still the best-looking in town even though 100 years have passed since fashion past them by. The era came to an end with the passing of Queen Whats-her-name. With their filigreed lightning rods, weathervanes, quoins, turrets, stained-glass windows and fishscale shingles (to say nothing of the skeletons in the closets) they remain the quintessential American "dream house" for generations of Americans.
Victorian house, Magnolia Texas
Magnolia Victorian
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, October 2007
Gainesville TX Victorian House
Brick elegance in Gainesville, Texas
Photo courtesy Mike Price, December 2007
Gainseville TX Victorian House Detail
Gainesville Detail
Photo courtesy Mike Price, December 2007
Decatur TX Former Waggoner Mansion
Decatur: The Former Waggoner Mansion
"This house is on the northeast corner of Decatur. While a little run-down, I was impressed the first time I saw it about 15 years ago." - Mike Price, December 2007
Decatur TX Former Waggoner Mansion Window
A window on the Waggoner Mansion
Photo courtesy Mike Price, December 2007
Brenham TX Schuerenberg House
The Schuerenberg House in Brenham, Texas
TE photo, January 2005
Brenham TX Gingerbread Detail
Gingerbread Detail in Brenham
TE photo, January 2005
Brenham TX Gingerbread Detail
More Brenham Gingerbread
TE photo, January 2005

A rare Victorian-era Office Building in Houston:
The Sweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building at 301 Main Street c. 1889
(Spared the wrecking-ball in 1974)

TE photo, November 2007

A Victorian in Victoria, Texas under restoration
TE Photo, February 2003
Ardmore Oklahoma Victorian house
An entry from Ardmore Oklahoma
TE Photo, February 2005
See also: Shreveport's Victorian Era Architecture
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