Bratten-Brittingham House – Westover

Philip M. and Ruth Bratten purchased this property in 1930; Mr. Bratten was president and treasurer of P. M. Brat- ten Co., distributors of Frigidaire refrigerators, and later district manager for the Frigidaire Corporation. Mrs. Lucille Matthews Brittingham, a member of the prominent Matthews family know for their substantial cattle ranches in West Texas, purchased the house in 1943. The large two-story house, of brick painted white, has a full gabled portico sup- ported by four fluted Corinthian columns. A central entry is side- and fanlit, and is flanked by double-hung windows with shutters. The Colonial Revival style house, pending further documentation of architect and determination of integrity, may be eligible for the National Register based upon its as sociations with a family important in Texas history.

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