2111 Kane

In late 1919 or early 1920 W. H. Goetzmann, a real estate developer, created the bungalow at 2111 Kane by remodeling an 1890's house and then sold it to Edward A. Wagner.  Members of the Wagner family lived there until about 1945.  Edward Wagner's daughter Mary Kathlyn Wagner is famous as the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.  Her third husband was Melville Jerome Ash.

The attic fanlight window and the double front doorway with sidelights are colonial revival elements atypical of the Sixth Ward, and it is not unreasonable to conjecture that during the large-scale remodel the developer purchased these items as salvage from a larger house in another neighborhood that was being demolished and then incorporated them into this house.

The large 2-story addition in the back, which somewhat overwhelms the bungalow, was done in 2006. 

Made 23 Jul 1973 for appraisal purposes.  Courtesy Harris Co. Archives.

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