503 Fulton Street- Surber House

West Denton Residential National Register District Historic Home Tour

503 Fulton Street- Surber House

Denton, Texas 76201, United States

Created By: Historic Denton


The house was built in 1936 by Clyde Carpenter for George and Jet Surber. Carpenter was active in Denton as the general contractor for many stores and businesses including Voertman’s Book Store, New Boston Store on the Square, and several other commercial locations around the Square. Mr. Surber owned the Surber Furniture Store on the Square during the 1950s. Mrs. Surber converted the Furniture Store to Thomson Furniture Mrs. Janie Thomson in 1962. Tudor Revival style houses feature steeply pitched roofs with side gables. At least one gable is dominate with displays of half-timbering decorations to accent the tall, narrow windows in clustered groupings. Windows hold multiple panes glazing, sometimes with stained glass. Facades are typically combinations of stucco and stone wall cladding and usually comprised of multiple materials. Massive chimneys are commonly crowed with chimney pots. Heavy gables are expected, occasionally with scalped edging or with decorative designs. Patterned stonework or brickwork is expected in this style, sometimes complemented with slate or designed roofing. There are nine notable Tudor Revival and seven Tudor Revival influenced buildings constructed between 1922 and 1939. The earliest Tudor Revival residences are large scale and richly detailed, while those following are general interpretations of the style. Four examples displaying prominent levels of integrity are found at 619 West Oak, 812 West Oak, 1015 West Oak and 1008 Egan.

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


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