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 woodwork, often mixed materials throughout structure. Bungalows can either be front-gabled, side-gabled, or cross-gabled.
The terms "craftsman" and "bungalow" are often used interchangeably, though there is a fundamental distinction. "Craftsman" refers generally to the Arts and Crafts movement and is considered an architectural or interior style, whereas "bungalow" is a particular form of house or building. Thus, a bungalow can exhibit a craftsman style, and many of them indeed did so.
The first bungalows in the United States,appeared after the Philadelphia Centennial celebrations of 1876. More Americans became interested in applying new principles to architecture, striving to move away from the Old-world precedents from the previous century. Generally, the Arts and Crafts movement was a reaction to the extravagant, machined, and mass-produced Victorian styles that in turn represented the Industrial Revolution.
By the 1890s the bungalow form had diffused to the West Coast, particularly via San Francisco and southern California, but here we see it in Texas!