Harrison-Shannon House – Elizabeth

The Harrison-Shannon House is two stories with a generally rectangular plan and low-pitched hipped roof, clad in stucco and brick. Full porch supported by large square posts. It has banded casement windows with transoms. Ornamental glazed tile is inlaid at the tops of the posts and banded as a frieze at the eave level. The front door is remarkable, constructed of solid wood with thin vertical panels of stained glass. The house was built c. 1915 for William H. Harrison, president of the Star Refining and Producing Co., and sold in 1923 to O. K. Shannon, vice president and general manager of the Fort Worth Gas Co. The Shannons owned the property until the 1950s. The house is one of the better examples of a Prairie Style residence in the Southside. The Harrison-Shannon House is a contributing resource in the Elizabeth Boulevard Historic District (local and national).

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