Saunders House – Hamilton

This fine house, designed in Spanish Colonial Revival style by architect Earl T. Glasgow, is an irregular U-plan incorporating a garden courtyard and garage to the rear. The stuccoed, hollow tile house is roofed in red Mission tile; the front elevation features a shed-roofed porch of massive timber construction and an asymmetrically placed battered chimney. … Read more

Bachman House – Hamilton

Grover C. and Mary Bachman purchased this property in the new Monticello subdivision in 1931; he was involved in a number of oil and banking enterprises. Contractor Joe Driskell was 85 named in the mechanic’s lien issued the same year. While not named in the building records, Charles E. Armstrong is thought to be the … Read more

Walker House – Virginia

Herbert G. Walker, in real estate and investment, purchased several lots in Monticello in 1929. His Tudor Period Revival house was erected the same year by F. N. Heflin and Chickasaw Lumber Co. A T-plan in composition, the house sports a brick veneer clad in this stucco. Period revival details include half-timbering with herringbone brick … Read more

Graham-Merchant House – Lovell

This simple, wood-framed dwelling has a traditional L-plan. Howard B. Graham, a carpenter and later, owner of a Brooklyn Heights grocery, owned this and adjoining parcels from 1902 to 1913, and apparently resided in the area. A later occupant was Calvin C. Merchant, a laborer; his widow owned and occupied the house from 1924 to … Read more

Moore House – Lovell

This two-story house was erected by contractor Roy D. Martin for Earl M. Moore, who was vice-president of the Double Seal Co., and who later operated the Moore Construction Company. Moore may have designed the house. The Colonial Revival style residence features steeply pitched cross gables, entry porch, and shingle and wavy clapboard cladding

Rife House – Monticello

Dr. M. J. Bisco, dentist and builder, purchased this Monticello property and constructed a one-family house on it in1931. Bisco and his speculatively built a number of West Side and South Side houses during this period, particularly in Park Hill on the South Side. The designs of Bisco’s houses are thought to have been inspired … Read more

Linn House – Monticello

Arthur W. Linn, vice-president and manager of Greenwood Cemetery (3100 White Settlement Road), purchased this lot from Monticello Land Company in February 1929. Constructed by contractor G.O. Gregory, the restrained Mediterranean-Classical Revival style house of rectangular plan is faced in textured yellow-buff brick. A cast-stone central arcade of three openings forms a protected entrance to … Read more

Johnson House – Monticello

Fred Scharf purchased this lot in the Monticello subdivision in 1929. It seems likely that the house speculatively built the same year by Scharf, who was a contractor. The first owner was Floyd Johnson, vice-president of L. G. Bradstreet Co., a petroleum producing firm. The steeply pitched gable roof of this one and one-half story … Read more

Allen House – Monticello

Lee Allen purchased this corner lot in 1938; construction of his house began the next year. A builder’s permit. indicates that it was designed by Charles Armstrong, and constructed by C. D. Morton. The one and one-half story house is clad in polychrome brick veneer and Palo Pinto County sandstone of high quality; these were … Read more

Monticello Entrance Gates – Monticello

These pedestals guard one of the main entrances to the Monticello subdivision, which was planned in 1928 by landscape designers Hare and Hare of Kansas City, Missouri, and developed by W. C. Guthrie for the Monticello Land Co. Flanking Monticello Drive, the pedestals of ochre brick with cast-stone quoins support lanterns; a low wall curves … Read more