E L Malvaney when I first started this hobby (architectural history and preservation) about the importance of going backside for important clues.
take a look at the front elevation photos and detail for greater emphasis on the Texas details.
...responsible for first known written code of building regulation. (Performance Concept, Canadianarchitecture.com)Hammurabi, who was clearly a lot more famous for his code of laws, specified
If an architect builds a house which collapses or kills its owner, the architect shall be put to death.I am going to speculate that since he was a ruler, and prolific lawmaker of strict laws, that he was more suitably dubbed the "father of architectural regulations." Any Hammurabi scholars out there, or architects, please fill us in!