Robert C. Bowen House – Monticello

Dentist and speculative builder Dr. M. J. Bisco and his wife Pearl designed and built a number of South Side and West Side houses at this period. Bisco often employed E. C. Arnett to carry out his designs, and a 1929 mechanic’s lien indicates that this house was the product of their collaboration. Robert C. Bowen, president of Bowen Motor Coaches Co., Lone Star Stage Line, and later Bowen Airways, purchased the house with his wife, Ramah, in December, 1929. The house remained in the Bowen family until 1970. The Tudor Revival house consists of a one and one-half story gabled mass flanked by a gabled wing and a cross-gabled bay. Dark brown brick, polychrome sandstone details, and half-timbering with brick infill embellish the surface.

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