historical denton county: Historical Properties in Denton County, Texas Volume 8 - 07/18/11 08:15 AM
Today I'd like to introduce another historical property.  This property is located on 1018 W. Oak, Denton, Texas. The property was built in 1939 and designated as historical in December, 1994.  This residential home is built in the Bungalow/Craftsman style of architecture.

 
Typical of the "Bungalow - Craftsman" style, this property has low-pitched, gabled roof, wide overhang of eaves, exposed rafters (rafter tails) under eaves, decorative brackets (knee braces or corbels); incised porch (beneath main roof); tapered or square columns supporting roof or porch; 4-over-1 or 6-over-1 sash windows, often with Frank Lloyd Wright design motifs; hand-crafted stone or … (2 comments)

historical denton county: Historical Properties of Denton County, Texas, Issue 7 - 07/06/11 07:01 AM
It's that time again to show you another historic property in Denton County, Texas!
Today's blog focus is on a property located at 818 W. Oak, in the heart of Denton Texas - the Oak-Hickory Historic District.  The property was designated as a historic property in 1981.

This home was build in 1923 in the Bungalow (Airplane) style of architecture. This style dates from the early 20th century and grew out of the Arts and Crafts Movement.  The bungalow style prevailed in the US from about 1910-1930s and came to be associated with the middle classes and suburban domestic architecture. Most are … (2 comments)

historical denton county: Historical Properties of Denton County, Texas, Issue 6 - 05/09/11 07:27 AM
With so much talk about the  Royal family...Today's focus of historical properties in Denton County, Texas is a beautiful home on 812 W. Oak St.  This house is located in the Oak-Hickory Historica District in Denton Texas.  The house was built in 1936 and designated as historic in January, 1981.
Built in the Tudor style of architecture, this home has many of the the defining characteristics such as half-timbering on bay windows and upper floors, and facades that are dominated by one or more steeply pitched cross gables. Patterned brick or stone walls are common, as are rounded doorways, multi-paned casement windows, … (0 comments)

historical denton county: Historical Properties of Denton County, Texas, Issue 5 - 04/28/11 07:04 AM
Today's focus is on a property located in Denton, Texas.  This beautiful Victorian home is located at 723 W. Oak, Denton, Texas.  Located in the Oak-Hickory Historic District, this property was built in 1898 and designated as historic in January, 1981.  Although this home has some aspects of Gothic architecture, this property is primarily built in Victorian style architecture.

Typical of Victorian architecture, this home incorporates decorative details seen in the brackets, spindles porch posts and gables. This home's exterior is highly ornamental with plenty of pattern-work. 
Can't you just picture the homeowners in the Victorial era, sitting in the … (3 comments)

historical denton county: Historical Properties of Denton County, Texas, Issue 4 - 04/14/11 10:12 AM
Historical Properties of Denton County, Texas, Issue 4
Today my focus is on a historical home in Denton, Texas (Denton County) that is built in the Prairie architectural style.  Personally, I just love the covered porche.  This particular property is located at 1003 W. Oak and was designated as historical in 1981. This particular home is one of many on historical Oak Street and located in the heart of Denton, very close to University of North Texas.

Frank Lloyd Wright is the most famouse architect of the Prairie style, although wasn't Wright's only styles.
The Prairie style has a predominately … (4 comments)

historical denton county: Historical Properties of Denton County, Texas, Issue 3 - 03/28/11 05:52 AM
Historical Properties of Denton County, Texas, Issue 3
 
There is such a diverse variety of architecture in historic Denton County, Texas.  Today's focus is on a property in Denton, Texas located at 819 W. Oak St.  Built in 1885 and designated as a historic building in 1981, this property is built in the Mission style of architecture.

The mission style has certain design characteristics, owing both to the limited selection of building materials available to the founding padres and an overall lack of advanced construction experience. Each installation used massive walls with broad, unadorned surfaces, limited eaves, and low-pitched clay tile roofs. Many mission … (1 comments)

historical denton county: Historical Properties of Denton County, Texas, Issue2 - 02/17/11 10:47 AM
Today, I'm highlighting another historical building in Denton County, TX.  This house is located in the Oak-Hickory Historic District, just a few blocks away from the historic courthouse on 811 E. Oak, Denton, Texas.  There are many styles of architecture in this area. The Oak-Hickory Historic District was established in 1986 and houses the largest concentration of Historic Landmark Designations in Denton, Texas and was built in the Georgian Revival style. 

The original Georgian style was named after the four kings named George who reigned successively during this period. Rooted in the classical design principals of ancient Rome, this English … (1 comments)

historical denton county: Historical Properties of Denton County, Texas - 01/14/11 03:51 AM
 
Denton County Texas Lakefront Property Specialist
Self Tour Guide of Denton County Historical Properties
Just a little history first...
The Texas legislature established Denton County on April 11, 1846.  Pioneers first settled in the areas between what is not Hebron, Pilot Point, and Little Elm. The county covers 911 square miles.
Denton County was named after John B. Denton, a pioneer preacher and lawyer who had been killed in an Indian fight in 1841. Settlers built the first courthouse in 1908 – a log style courthouse. The county seat moved several times before it ended where it is today.  John Chisum, a famous cattleman operated his first ranch … (0 comments)

 
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