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J. Ferdinand and Emily McFaddin McCan House

Rancher James McFaddin commis­sioned the architect Charles Praeger to design this residence as a gift for his daughter, Emily, and her husband, James Ferdinand McCan. Con­structed in 1908, this Neoclassical Revival dwell­ing features a “temple” entrance supported by two-story fluted Ionic columns. Smaller match­ing columns support wrap-around porches on both levels. McCan was an artist whose murals grace the house’s interior. He also did extensive commissions for the legendary King Ranch families in the 1890s. “Emmie” McCan’s second husband, Royston Nave, was an­other artist of widely-recognized talent. NR-1986.

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