6650 Meadowlawn Street (Resource Number 0149, not pictured) was built in 1935 for Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Blakely by the Wm. G. Farrington Company. Original plans retained by the current homeowners show that the house has remained unchanged from its original construction. The house was built as the effects of the Great Depression were lessening in Houston and, when house construction resumed in Idylwood. It is representative of the transitional time when revival styles were still being constructed while the new Modern styles were being ushered into the contemporary aesthetic. Oriented toward the northeast, it is one story and contains four bays along its asymmetrical façade. The house is irregular in plan, and the wood frame with buff brick veneer rests on a pier-and-beam foundation with decorative cast stone vents. A soldier course extends beneath the roofline. The main block of the house is side-gabled, and features one double front-facing gable at the center of the northeast façade and another front-facing gable at the western end. The central double gable features a prominent brick chimney with an inset brick arch, and a corbelled chimney stack with a decorative cap. Also within the double gable is the decorative brick door surround, which frames the original arched wood panel door with a round glazed window at the top. At the peak of the entry gable is a projecting brick pattern. The eastern bay is a sitting room with an arched window opening with original hinged wood windows and an arched fixed transom. A low brick wall at the eastern bay creates an uncovered porch. The western, front-gabled bay contains fixed-light hinged wood windows, as does the central bay. Diamond screens accent the central bay windows. The medium-pitched roof is covered in composition shingles, and features a shallow closed eave with simple bargeboard. The simple landscape consists of grass, shrubs, young trees, and bedding plants. The house has had few alterations, retains its integrity, and is contributing to the historic district. Also contributing to the district, an original garage stands at the rear of the lot and retains its original form and function.
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