I live in Olmos Park Terrace in an HC Thorman house. As a builder he was known for his signature on these rock houses by surmounting all exterior door and window frames with a large five-sided stone in the center and smaller pentagons on each side – usually five wide, seven s it’s a big window. and three on a small.
This house was built in 1938, and I found a few other “signatures” as I updated. The best was when the original kitchen cabinets were removed about 15 years ago. On the floor, under the sink cabinet, I found (playing cards) – an ace, king, and queen of hearts spread out in a fan like a gambler would hold them; a green marble and a 1938 nickel laid out for someone to find! Hmm, was it the cabinetmaker or maybe the plumber who left them? Unfortunately the cards fell apart and I couldn’t save them, but I will always treasure the nickel and marble! I would like to know if this has been done in other houses in the neighborhood.