David R. Williams Designed Architecturally Significant House

Architect David R. Williams Designed Home in East Dallas

700 North Paulus Avenue, Dallas, Texas

In 1926, architect David Williams, the father of Texas Modernism, designed a house at 700 Paulus for his youngest brother and physician, Raworth Williams. While this residence incorporates Spanish idioms such as wrought iron, carved stone, multi-hued roof tiles, cathedral ceiling beams, columns and arches, architect David Williams introduced many elements central to his regional and modern style.

He oriented the house to the site so that the bedrooms would receive southern breezes. The home included a sleeping porch and large fireplaces in the formal living room and dining rooms. He also made use of building materials from the area. This two bedroom historic residence around the corner from Lakewood and the Lakewood Shopping Center is zoned for both residential and some commercial uses.