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722 S. Magnolia St

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This Queen Anne, two-story house was built for local cotton broker, Samuel Lucas, a native of New Orleans, and his wife, Esther Goldberg Lucas, a native Texan. The architect was John S. Moad, who was born in Georgia and was responsible for much quality work throughout Texas, notably in Dallas and Palestine. Later the home was bought by Martin Anthony Davey, a Galveston native, whose private exploration and development led him to be hailed as the father of the East Texas oil industry. After his gift of land to the county, Davey Dogwood Park, was named after him. The house features eclectic elements, translucent glass, original lighting fixtures, and the original paint scheme.

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