Williamson County
Historical Commission

 

  Harper - Chesser House
Georgetown, Texas


circa front section 1880

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circa back section 1860

1309 College Street
Harper - Chesser House
 
 

GPS coordinates
Latitude: 30.63177 by Longitude: -97.671775

UTM 14 R - Easting: 0627312  - Northing: 3389348


 

 

Harper-Chesser House. 1309 College. Two-story wood-frame dwelling with modified L plan; exterior walls with ashlar-cut stone; rear ell with weatherboard siding; hip roof with asbestos shingles, standing-seam-metal covering; box eaves with jigsawn box brackets; front elevation faces west; interior brick chimney with corbeled cap; wood-sash double-hung windows with 2/2 lights; single door entrance with transom; one- story seven-bay porch with hip roof wraps around south and west elevations; Doric columns. Other noteworthy features include stone foundation wall; five-sided window bay with paneled base and bracketed cornice projecting on the west elevation; larger, more elaborate compound jigsawn brackets beneath eaves on second story; rear one-story wing constructed of limestone blocks having stone lintels and sills for 6/6 wood-sash windows and gable roof, also with half basement. Outbuildings include two small frame garages; third frame outbuilding being razed.

 
 

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