Historical Properties of Denton County, Texas, Issue 4

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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.

1003 W Oak

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 horizontal appearance with a broad gabled roof and widely overhanging eaves.  Most of these homes are built with two stories.  Variations of exterior finishes include colored brick, stucco, and wood.  There is actually some Japanese architecture influence in the Prairie style home.

Windows are arranged in horizontal ribbons and often featured stained glass in floral or geometrical patterns, although this particular historical property does not have stained glass.

Anyway, enjoy and the City of Denton offers many walking tour and drive tour brochures for your self-guided touring.  I'll be happy to get them to you when you are ready to tour these historical properties.

Diana Manzato, Broker

Denton County Texas Lakefront Property Specialist



Comments (4)

Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Diana, I lived in the Chicago area for 40 years or better...still have a home there.  Anyway, Oak Park, one of Chicago's suburbs has many, many Frank LLoyd Wright homes...done the tours and visited his Taliesin School in Spring Green Wisconsin...love the Prairie style and Wrights designs.  The tree in front of the house is pretty cool too!!  

Apr 16, 2011 01:10 PM
Rhonda Abbott
Howard Hanna - Wadsworth, OH
Wadsworth & Greater Akron, OH

Gorgeous home and great overview of the style!

Apr 19, 2011 12:08 AM
Diana Manzato
Highland Village, TX

@Nick...I love Frank Lloyd Wright -- wish we had more in Texas!

Apr 19, 2011 10:39 AM
Diana Manzato
Highland Village, TX

@Rhonda...Thank you...wish the home was mine.  :::smile:::

Apr 19, 2011 10:40 AM