Landreth House – Rivercrest

Edward A. and Adele Landreth purchased in 1928 several large parcels west of River Crest Country Club, overlooking Trinity River to the west. Landreth, an oil producer who was president of Landreth Production Company and vice-president of Landreth Oil Corporation, resided there by 1930. Fooshee and Cheek of Dallas were the architects for the project They are, perhaps, best known as the architects of Dallas’ Highland Park Village. Rather than a historically accurate evocation of a Tudor Revival house, the architects of this huge two and one-half story structure combined Tudor stylistic motifs in a balanced, almost classical arrangement. A wealth of materials clads the gables mass: polychrome sandstone, half-timbering with stucco or patterned brick infill and cast-stone door surrounds. A number of gabled dormers and a central cross-gabled bay add variation to the roof, covered in polychrome slate. The house appears to qualify for the National Register.

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