2133 Weatherbee ST – Weatherbee

Slight in its reveal against the façade, the exterior chimney appears to flow upwards from a wide base through the eave and burst in its true breadth and depth above the projecting gable roof of this higher style Craftsman home. Strong, square brick columns carry the projecting brackets and rafter tails across the front entrance … Read more

2132 Weatherbee ST – Weatherbee

Reflecting the Craftsman Style popular in the early 20th century, this home’s decorative gable-end, eave brackets, exposed rafter tails, slightly exterior brick chimney, gable-end vent and sturdy brick columns supporting the side-gable front and porch reveal the signals of “honest bones” construction common to the style of this brick masonry home. The painted exterior is … Read more

Camp-Scott-Couch-Lampe House – 8th

This one and one-half-story Arts and Crafts style house has a cross-gabled roof with overhanging eaves and exposed rafter tails. Twin gabled dormers dominate the façade, which also features a shed roofed porch supported by four sets of paired square wood columns. Under the porch is an unusual grouping of double diamond casement windows. The … Read more

2121 Weatherbee ST – Weatherbee

A Chicago-style window in the projecting front gable is one of the few distinctions of this modest wood-sided home with a façade dominated by the large picture window near center of the asymmetrical façade. The style is that of Minimal Traditional, slightly based on the Tudor Revival, though with a lower roofline reflective of an … Read more

2115 Weatherbee ST – Weatherbee

The sense of connection of land with home comes with this Craftsman-style influenced wide front porch securely supported by stout columns and balustrade and topped by a hip-roof dormer projecting from the attic. It’s easy to miss the two-story cross-gable construction behind the façade. Additional popular period details include exposed rafter tails and exterior brick … Read more

2112 Weatherbee ST – Weatherbee

This Craftsman-style home retains the multiple vertical panes of the period in the upper sashes of the front mullioned windows, knee brackets and exposed rafter tails of the roofline, and exterior brick chimney, with a prominent vent in upper gable end. The lower half of the façade reveals the original buff brick while the gable … Read more

Hightower House – First

Daniel Hightower and his wife Fannie Belle built this house in about 1905. Mrs. Hightower was the sister of Nora Cutchin McCall, the wife of Robert McCall who owned the house and farm at 3413 East First Street. Mr. Hightower operated a grocery story on his property until the mid-1940s. The store building (3445 E. … Read more

Taylor-Roeser House – Crestline

James Thomas Taylor, a native of England, was president of the James T. Taylor Co., a sash and door manufacturer, a founder of the Portland Cement Factory in Dallas, and a contractor of public roads. Between 1915 and 1917 Taylor purchased four adjoining lots from the River Crest Land Co. Construction of the house began … Read more

Spurlock House – Grand

Claude Spurlock, a buyer for Swift & Co., purchased this Grand Avenue bluff-top property in 1919. Spurlock and his wife, Madge, resided in the house until 1951. Distinguishing features of the low, Craftsman style, wood-frame house are the rubble stone chimney and porch posts. It is a contributor to the proposed Grand Avenue National Register … Read more

Hoadley -Greenwall-Stewart House – Samuels

142 1005 Samuels Avenue, [NR/SAHD(NR)], Hoadley -Greenwall- Stewart House, c. 1907. The history of this two-story Craftsman style house is unclear. Seth W. Stewart, an attorney, lived on this property as early as 1898, but the style of the house indicates a later construction date. It is more likely that the house was constructed by … Read more