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Dr. Penn B. and Annie A. Thornton House

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327 W. 16th St., Houston, TX, USA
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     Erected in 1905 for Houston Heights doctor and businessman Penn Thornton (1866-1927) and his wife Annie (Amsler) (1872-1947), who was active in Heights social and civic organizations, this house is representative of the housing stock in Houston Heights during the early 20th century. Simple form and fine detailing such as the asymmetrical front porch and classical columns make the house a good example of the colonial revival style. Penn B. Thornton, Jr.and other family members occupied the house until his death in 1978. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1998

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