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Wilson Home

316 Dallas Avenu

 

According to research, this house built in 1905 by James Wilson is an example of a bungalow. A bungalow home is usually one story with a wood, brick or stone exterior. It typically lacks the ornamental style of its architectural cousin, the Craftsman. These homes can feature a stone chimney, low-profile roof and a covered front porch with a side entrance. The bedroom, bathroom and kitchen are usually laid around a central living space. The material used for the bungalow’s exterior suggested warmth and informality. Clapboard was the most common siding with the wood usually stained or painted a natural shade of brown. The roofs were low shed. A front porch was a quintessential part of the bungalow design. The original design had two front doors.

The outside of the home has remained intact.  The windows are original, and most of the hardwood floors were installed in the early 1900s. The kitchen has unique, original wooden cabinets which were painted green. The house had two bedrooms and a small bathroom. Visitors entered the parlor through the second front door.

According to Willa (Webster) Pitchford, her father bought the house in the late 1950s. Mr. H.F. Webster was a baker who baked the wedding cake for the movie Giant. He was a baker at Ferdig’s Bakery which was located at 320 Palo Pinto. The house now has been updated and is a unique antique shop.  The Little House Antiques owned by Donna Morgan has many primitive items which are utilitarian: furniture, dish ware, tools and cooking items.  Find unusual gift items here which can be purchased.


 

 

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