May 23, 2010

Ooold Lufkin

The Texas Historic Sites Atlas is an amazing resource for identifying historic structures. I used it extensively to identify and find information about these in Lufkin. Many of these old homes could be easily overlooked if a person didn't know to look for them. As is currently the case, I am most interested in finding old Victorian homes, built from 1880s to 1900s. I seem to be fixating a bit on the Queen Anne "school" of Victorian architecture. These are in the order (chronological) I found them, and not all of them are Victorian:

The Lockett House, Victorian (1890s)lockett house
lockett house

The Clark-Whitton House, Late Victorian (1900)clark-whitton house
From the Texas Historical Commission Atlas National Register information:

Good example of architectural style. Built for Dr. Clark, the Angelina County Lumber Company physician. Example of high style residence built for a high ranking official t the mill. Closely associated with sites No. L-526 and L-529, also Angelina County Lumber Company residences. Described by Lita Maberry as a "Type A" house distinguished by their size, spacious fenced yard, and location in the community. Each house was painted white, had eight to 10 rooms, and was equipped with all modern conveniences. Each Type A house was usually attached to a garage and could be found in groves of oak trees.

The Kurth-Glover House, Queen Anne Victorian (1900)kurth-glover house

501 Mantooth Aveneue (1915-25)501 mantooth avenue

502 Mantooth Avenue, looks like Classical Revival to me502 mantooth avenue

404 Mantooth Avenue, Victorian (1900-10)404 mantooth avenue

The Byus-Kirkland House, Craftsman (1900)byus-kirkland house
byus-kirkland house

The Everitt-Cox House, Victorian with Classical remodel (1900)everitt-cox house
everitt-cox house

The Walter C. Trout House (1900)walter c. trout house
From the Texas Historical Atlas National Registry listing information:

Good example of style (Bungalow/Craftsman). Mr. Walter C. Trout (1874-47) moved to Lufkin from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1905 as general manager of Lufkin Foundry and Machine Co. He helped to expand the company from the lumber industry to include oil industry. W.C. Trout and his father, W. H. Trout owned a number of patents on sawmill equipment. He joined Lufkin Foundry nd Machine Company after being a sawmill machinery salesman for Allis - Chalmers Company. In 1938 he was one of the organizers of the Texas Foundries, Inc., another major industry in Lufkin.

It still has its horse hitching post out front:
horse hitch at walter c. trout house

The Dr. Edward Percy House, Vernacular Victorian (1900)dr. edward percy house

113 West Kerr Avenue, Late Victorian (1910-20)113 west kerr avenue

118 West Kerr Avenue, Late Victorian (1915-20)118 west kerr avenue

The Boynton-Kent House,
Mediterranean Revival/Italian Renaissance (1920s)
boynton-kent house

410 East Groesbeck Avenue, Victorian Cottage (1900)410 east groesbeck avenue

319 East Groesbeck Avenue, Victorian Cottage319 east groesbeck avenue

418 East Groesbeck Avenue, Victorian Cottage418 east groesbeck avenue

The Abercrombie-Cavanaugh House,
Queen Anne Victorian (1900)
abercrombie-cavanaugh house
abercrombie-cavanaugh house
abercrombie-cavanaugh house

It had a cool, matching carriage house:
abercrombie-cavanaugh house carriage house

And that wrap-around:
abercrombie-cavanaugh house

And kitties:
abercrombie-cavanaugh house


Amy said...

I'm partial to the Everett Cox house with its deep porch and beautiful windows. On closer inspection it seems to be a bit neglected, sad.

But - someone has taken good care of the Byus Kirkland Craftsman home. That's a beauty too.

Midtown/Intown Atlanta and Buckhead (just north of midtown) and the Emory Univ/Druid Hills area (think Driving Miss Daisy) have lots of those large Mediterranean Revival homes. Those don't look Texas to my eyes but then again I don't know much about Texas.

Chris said...

That one is nice, Amy. Perhaps the most historic of the handful. Someone is in the process of renovating it, so it looks to be restored to its previous glory.

Yes, the Mediterranean/Italian style really sticks out here!

WallaceOnGroesbeck said...

418 E. Groesbeck is my home. It was built around 1905 and is a wonderful place to live.

Elder Todd Hendrickson said...

The one you have listed as the Lockett House is my home. It was built around 1895 and is originally the Eli Weiner Home. This family was instrumental in the beginnings of the Keltys area where the home is located. We are in the process of restoring and ready to get to live in this grand dame.

Merry Thompson said...

We live in the Clarke - Whitton house on Old Mill Rd. Built in 1905 for the sawmill Dr., Dr. Clarke. We have steadily been working on it since we purchased it 15 years ago. The doctor had an office in the rear with a separate entrance, and all the windows are frosted glass for privacy. We love it.