Historical Properties in Denton County, Texas Volume 8

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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.

1018 W Oak


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!

Check it out and other historical properties in the Oak Hickory Historic area of Denton, Texas!

1018 W. Oak


Comments (2)

Brian Doubleday
Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker - Ladera Ranch, CA
Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo

Interesting property, when I saw it I was thinking California, I didn't realize this style of architecture made a run through Texas

Jul 18, 2011 08:24 AM
Kelly Wuthrich
Silvercreek Realty-Eagle, Meridian, Boise, Kuna, Star~IDAHO - Eagle, ID
Eagle & Meridian ID Real Estate

Very interesting.  I appreciate the lesson regarding architecture.  We have many historical homes here in the Treasure Valley.  Many here, also, seem to be in the Craftsman style.

Jul 18, 2011 08:30 AM