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Historic Homes of Georgetown Texas on Ash Street

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circa 1885

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1531 Ash Street
Daniel D. Fowler House

Additions to this vernacular 2-story dwelling of the late Victorian era were made by Belford Lumber Company in 1916 for area rancher Daniel D. Fowler. The porch and entry have been slightly altered in recent years. Note the unique design of the bargeboard ornamentation at the gable ends.

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1531 Ash Street
Daniel D. Fowler House


circa 1912

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1414 Ash Street
A.W. Sillure House

A. W. Sillure House. 1414 Ash. Two-and a half-story wood-frame dwelling with Georgian plan; exterior walls with 117/121 siding; hip roof with hip dormers and wood shingles; box eaves with exposed beams; front elevation faces east; interior brick chimney with corbeled cap; wood sash double-hung windows with 1/1 lights; single-door entrance with transom and sidelights; one-story three-bay porch with flat roof across east elevation; two tiered brick piers; 4x4 balustrade. Other noteworthy features include window bays that project slightly from wall on the east and south elevations.

Primary area of significance: architecture. A good example of an early twentieth-century dwelling built by Belford Lumber Co. According to daughter of original owner, house was built for a small price. Similar to Tisdale House (Site No. 378) at 1252 Austin. Home of Alexander Wylie Sillure who was Vice President and bookkeeper of Belford Lumber Co.

Mr. Sillure was vice-president and bookkeeper of the Belford lumber firm, and he was ever mindful of construction costs. This residence was designed and built to demonstrate that a two story frame home could be both spacious and affordable. The labor and materials totaled an amazing $4,500 in 1912. With overhanging eaves and massive squared porch columns are also similar to those found at 1252.

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Built in 1912 for Alexander W. and Eva Sillure, this house is representative of the city’s early 20th-century architectural heritage. Sillure, general manager and vice president of the Belford Lumber Company, personally supervised construction of this house and drew the plans for many other homes built by the company in Georgetown. The Sillure House reflects the American Foursquare and Prairie School styles in its full-width porch and broad eaves.


circa 1916

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1415 Ash Street
Judge Frank Love House

Judge Love had a Fort Worth architect draw plans for this home. The wood trim and stucco veneer is known as half timbering style construction.


circa 1915

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1102 Ash Street
Robert Stone House


circa 1901

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1002 Ash Street
W.K. Makemson House

Mr Makemson an attorney, county sheriff, district attorney and historian  had the Queen Anne style home built by CS Griffith whose Griffith Lumber Company was a contemporary to the Bedford Lumber Company of the early 1900's. 


circa 1880

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904 Ash Street
Robert S. Hyer House

Robert Hyer was a Southern University Regent and he built the house with an eye to symmetry using a balanced center passage plan. Using Chamfered post with stick brackets and molded capitals helped enhance the simplistic look of the home's front porch.



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