Cox–Craddock House

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Cox–Craddock House
Cox-Craddock House.jpg
Front of the house
Cox–Craddock House is located in Texas
Cox–Craddock House
Cox–Craddock House is located in the US
Cox–Craddock House
Location 720 E. 32nd St., Austin, Texas
Coordinates 30°17′32″N 97°43′46″W / 30.29222°N 97.72944°W / 30.29222; -97.72944Coordinates: 30°17′32″N 97°43′46″W / 30.29222°N 97.72944°W / 30.29222; -97.72944
Area less than one acre
Built 1928
Architect Kuehne, Hugo Franz
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 01000612[1][2]
Added to NRHP May 30, 2001

The Cox–Craddock House is a historic Colonial Revival-style house built in 1928 in Austin, Texas. It was designed by architect Hugo Kuehne.

Robert A. and Linda Cox, the first owners of the house, were both economics professors at the University of Texas. Linda Cox sold the house in 1948 to Larry Inge Craddock, who had a variety of business interests in the city, including a miniature golf course and gas stations. Craddock enclosed the piazza and sleeping porch on the east end of the house. The current owner has restored the piazza to Kuehne's original open design and railing.[3]

The home is located at 720 East 32nd Street. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 30, 2001, as an excellent example of a Colonial Revival residence. It is built of brick and has a "symmetrical composition" in which a "pedimented portico forms the prominent central entry." The side-gabled roof is pierced on the front side by three pedimented dormers.[3]

The design by Hugo Kuehne included a porte cochere which was not built.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Texas Historical Commission Atlas Entry". Texas Historical Commission Atlas. Texas Historical Commission. 
  3. ^ a b "City of Austin Zoning Ordinance Approval". Including on p.4 a note of the listing on the National Register of Historic Places. December 2005. 
  4. ^ Sommer, Lesley C. (May 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Cox–Craddock House". (Incomplete copy of NRHP document, included within City of Austin Zoning Ordinance Approval package. Includes 4 drawings by Hugo Kuehne.). Texas Historical Commission. 

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