Proctor-Green House

Proctor-Green House (HM2FYK)

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N 29° 5.589', W 97° 17.517'

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Harvard graduate and attorney David Cogswell Proctor established his law career in Indianola, Texas, in the late 1840s. He opened a second firm in 1880 in Cuero, fortunately before the 1886 hurricane that destroyed much of Indianola. Finding his place in the booming cattle town of Cuero, he bought this lot in 1880 from L.C. Fudge, who had purchased the land from the Cuero Land and Immigration Company. In 1892, Proctor hired Victoria architect James Hull to design a two-story house here. D.C. Proctor died in 1908, and in 1911 his wife sold the house to Judge John M. Green and his family. Green once served as a state legislator, and also opened a law firm with his son, Howard, who would continue to live here after his father's death for many years. It remained vacant for a considerable time, but in recent years it has seen recognition and commendation as a historic landmark.

The house can be described as late Victorian, with a Queen Anne floor plan and Colonial Revival details. It includes two interior brick chimneys with corbelled caps at gable ends serving six fireplaces. The windows are stained glass, while the front entrance is composed of double doors with a transom. The south elevation contains a projecting bay with a pedimented gable. The gable has palladian windows with art glass. The stairway is reversed to begin at

the far side of the hall. The house has been altered very little. The house is one of Cuero's last remaining 19th century houses, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Terrell-Reuss Streets Historic District.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2015
Year Placed2015
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 666227 N 3219510
Decimal Degrees29.09315000, -97.29195000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 5.589', W 97° 17.517'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 5' 35.34" N, 97° 17' 31.02" W
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