[416 NW 6th Street]

Description:

Shown here is a photograph of the front and west side of a multi-story Queen Anne-style, cement block house located at 416 NW 6th Street in Mineral Wells, Texas. It has many architectural features displaying sub-types including Patterned Masonry and Free Classic, such as the shaped parapets on the tower, and on the gables (Patterned Masonry), as well as the Palladian window on the tower (Free Classic). The rectangular tower is unusual. Although is is not obvious in this photograph, there are more than the normal number of chimneys. The house is said to have a fireplace in each room--each one of which was unique. The fireplaces are said to have been faced with Italian marble.

Creator(s): Weaver, A. F.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
Creation Date: June 1975
Partner(s):
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection(s):
A. F. Weaver Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 551
Past 30 days: 7
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Date(s):
  • Digitized: 2006
  • Creation: June 1975
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
Coordinates
32.813745, -98.116106
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
June 1975
Description:

Shown here is a photograph of the front and west side of a multi-story Queen Anne-style, cement block house located at 416 NW 6th Street in Mineral Wells, Texas. It has many architectural features displaying sub-types including Patterned Masonry and Free Classic, such as the shaped parapets on the tower, and on the gables (Patterned Masonry), as well as the Palladian window on the tower (Free Classic). The rectangular tower is unusual. Although is is not obvious in this photograph, there are more than the normal number of chimneys. The house is said to have a fireplace in each room--each one of which was unique. The fireplaces are said to have been faced with Italian marble.

Note:

This home, at 416 NW 6th Street, was built in 1906 by Robert Wylie, a prominent pioneer cattleman. An article in the "Mineral Wells Daily Index" of 1902 (?) says that it was built at the cost of $30,000. It was described as being "Strictly modern" and the first of "Palatial houses built." The house was purchased in 1917 by the attorney of Mrs. Wylie, Judge W.H. Gross. It was known as "The Gross House" until Mrs. Gross' death in 1952. The Luther Waddy family subsequently became owners. The next people to purchase the house were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Catrett in 2006.
There are 10 rooms and 8 fireplaces (all coal-burning), each one unique, and believed to have been imported. There are many stained- and leaded-glass windows. This view is of the front, southern elevation of the house. The photograph was take in June of 1975.
The style of the house is Queen Anne, sub-type Free Classic. The shaped parapet on the tower, and the parapets on the gables are taken from the sub-type Patterned Masonry. A rectangular tower (more readily visible in the next photograph)is very unusual in this type of architecture (round, square, or polygonal towers are more common). However, the shape may have been dictated by the use of cement blocks, which was a new material in this time Another view of the house may be found in "Time Was...", by A. F. Weaver, on page 141.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w

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Keyword(s): houses | historic buildings
Partner:
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection:
A. F. Weaver Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: AWO_0675N
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth16173
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
Points
32.813745, -98.116106
[416 NW 6th Street]

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