1035 West Oak Street- Evers House

West Denton Residential National Register District Historic Home Tour

1035 West Oak Street- Evers House

Denton, Texas 76201, United States

Created By: Historic Denton


The Evers House at 1035 West Oak Street was built in 1903 for Robert and Mary Evers. Mr. Evers became the owner of Evers Hardware of Denton in 1885, a landmark within the Courthouse Square Historic District. Evers was active in civic affairs, served as a City Council member, and was a member of the volunteer fire department. He helped to secure sewer and water facilities of Denton, was involved as a planner for the City and County and maintained a farm on the north edge of early Denton, now Evers Park next to Evers Elementary school. The Evers house was retained by Dolph Evers, the oldest son until 1980. It is now the home of Renee and Charlie Slaton who purchased the house in 2014.

One of few Denton homes in the District designed by an architect, Charles Page of Austin, the house was constructed by Frank Craft who built grand homes along West Oak Street. The home has twelve large high ceiling rooms and a smaller room designed for the servant. It includes a small basement and a third-floor family area. Fireplaces in each room provided heating while sleeping porches provided comfort. The horizontal layering of lines and forms combines many design elements: Corinthian columns and capitals supporting festooned entablature, balustrades atop uncovered porches, the Widow’s walk, leaded glass bay windows and clear cypress siding. The main entry is framed by three large columns, appearing asymmetrical on the exterior but symmetrical on the interior. The house has three gables, two with a Roman oval arch enfacement. Wrought-iron ventilators to the basement include the “lone star” pattern. The rear entry is designed for carriage admittance. The building at the back was the old carriage house where Mr. Evers kept his horse and buggy. Dolph Evers granted use of the house for the first Denton County Historical Museum in 1980.

This point of interest is part of the tour: West Denton Residential National Register District Historic Home Tour


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