Shaw House – Medford

Oilman T. C. Shaw had this house built in 1927. Dr. J. J. Richardson, a prominent Fort Worth physician, owned the house during the 1940s and 1950s. The stucco walls, arched windows and red tile roof are typical of traditional Spanish architecture popular in the 1920s in Texas. The projecting second-story porch is characteristic of colonial buildings in early 19th-century Monterey, California, basis of an architectural revival in the 1920s, now called the Monterey Colonial Revival. With further documentation to assess its architectural integrity, the house may be eligible for the National Register. The Shaw House was designated a Historic and Cultural Landmark in 1992 and a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1993. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 for its architectural significance. The builder was B. B. Adams.

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