John W. McKelvey House

Harlingen, TX

Year Built – 1949
Architects – Cocke, Bowman & York
Text – John Pearcy AIA

Southern California proffered a new suburban house type: the California ranch house. The Weslaco architect R. Newell Waters produced a California ranch type house for the Weslaco car dealer John A. Knapp in 1939 that was so faithful to the type that it was photographed for the Los Angeles-based Architectural Digest magazine in 1940 by Maynard L. Parker.