25 W H Smith

W.H. Smith House

William H. Smith moved from his native Louisiana to Victoria to be a tutor for John J. Welder’s children. Mr. Smith married Kathryn Fleming, and hired architects James Hull and Charles Praeger to design this Neoclassical Reviv¬≠al-style house which was completed in 1911. W. H. Smith was later the pro¬≠prietor of the Victoria Hardware Co., and a director of the Victoria Bank & Trust Co.

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