1108 Congress Street- Smith House

West Denton Residential National Register District Historic Home Tour

1108 Congress Street- Smith House

Denton, Texas 76201, United States

Created By: Historic Denton


This home was built in 1922 by contractor Henry Francis (H.F.) Davidson. Davidson built several significant homes in Denton between 1900 and 1930, most notable the Martin-Russell Home at 911 West Oak Street. He also built the Women’s Club building at present Quakertown Park, the home at 1018 West Oak for Eva Long, and the home at 1015 Egan for Robert Storrie. Both the Martin-Russel house and this house incorporate Acme Brick from the local plant. Davidson also built the house across the street at 1109 Congress, the former home of the Tom Harpool family. Various members of the Smith family owned the home from its construction in 1922 until 1975.

Neoclassical style houses feature a dominate, full height porch supported by classical columns completed with Corinthian capitals as in this house. The entrance is symmetrically with a center door and balanced windows. Eaves are boxed with a moderate overhang and cornices. Windows are rectangular with double hung sashes, with uppers displaying multi paned glass transom windows. Porch balustrades follow the upper and lower platform porches partially wrapping the house.

There are ten noteworthy Neoclassical style homes in the district, constructed between 1895 and 1947. Examples of high integrity include 707 West Hickory built in 1895; 705 West Oak built in 1904; 715 West Hickory built in 1911; 614 West Hickory built in 1919 and 709 Congress built in 1924.

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


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