George Washington Smith: Maverick house (San Antonio, Tex.)

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Description

This house for Robert VanWyck Maverick was one of only two houses Smith built in Texas. It was considered one of the best examples of a courtyard-centered house at the time of its construction. The plan for the house was U-shaped, with a fourth wall enclosing the courtyard. The bedrooms were along one wing, the kitchen and service areas the other, and the main living area connected the two wings. As with many of Smith's houses, the Maverick files contain many preliminary sketches and elevations, along with renderings by Riggs.

Creator

George Washington Smith, architect
Lutah Maria Riggs, renderer

Source

George Washington Smith papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date

1926-1928

Rights

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Citation

George Washington Smith, architect Lutah Maria Riggs, renderer, “George Washington Smith: Maverick house (San Antonio, Tex.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed September 27, 2021, http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/312.