|Built for Florence Butt in 1932, this home at 719 Earl Garrett Street|
in Kerrville features unique rockwork and originally sported
a very interesting design and treatment of the roof's shingles.
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|719 Earl Garrett, Kerrville. I believe the woman at the front corner|
might well be Mrs. Florence Butt, who began a grocery business
in Kerrville in 1905. The business proved successful.
|Another view of 719 Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville. |
Note the stalagmites atop the chimney.
The homes were originally built in 1932 for Mrs. Florence Butt, and a similar one next door for her son, Eugene. Mac Mull, the "head architect of the grocery company," designed the homes.
These early photographs show off the wooden shingles which "were curved at the eaves and doors, and layered in places to create a waved effect." I think the effect is interesting -- and makes the roof look thatched.