918 West Oak Street- Lipscomb-Doggett House

West Denton Residential National Register District Historic Home Tour

918 West Oak Street- Lipscomb-Doggett House

Denton, Texas 76201, United States

Created By: Historic Denton


Dr. Priestly Lipscomb (1869-1942) built this house for his wife, Molly Binyon (1871-1942). W.T. Doggett (1883-1957), superintendent of Denton City Schools, purchased the home in 1920 and updated it with modern Craftsman-style exterior features. The Superintendent of Denton City School, William Doggett, purchased the house in September 1921. The Doggett family owned the house until 2004.

Craftsman style houses feature low-pitched, gabled (sometimes hipped) roofs with wide, unenclosed eave overhands. Roof rafters are typically exposed complemented with beams or braces commonly under gables. Porches are either full or partial width to the front of the house with roof supports featuring tapered square columns or columns on pedestals extending to ground level. Additional details include triangular knee braces supporting overhanging eaves, exterior chimneys, gabled dormers with windows, and use of stone and/or masonry pillars. An example of Oriental Craftsman styles house is at 818 West Oak. Typical examples fill Congress, Egan, and Panhandle streets.

The peak year for new construction of Craftsman style home was 1924 with 31 homes built around the school. Examples are located at 918 Anderson; 1003 Egan; 818 West Oak; and 6 on Panhandle Street. The building boom continued in 1925 with 15 additional homes, such as 330 Ponder Street. Infill building of Craftsman style homes continued for the next several years with seven homes built in 1926, such as 1120 Congress, and in 1927 with four new homes like 704 West Hickory and three more homes built in 1928. After 1928, eight additional Craftsman style homes were built.

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


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