c. 1900 Queen Anne in Glen Rose, TX

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704 Paluxy St, Glen Rose, TX 76043

  • $119,000
  • 2 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 866 Sq Ft
  • 2.61 Ac.
Unique Craftsman style home on 2.6 acres with creek frontage. Many possibilities with this property. Home has been used as a bed and breakfast, and a short term rental. Property is large enough to possibly subdivide into a couple of additional creek frontage residential tracts. Water well on property. Schedule to see it today!
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Bill Vineyard, Paluxy River Realty

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16 Comments on c. 1900 Queen Anne in Glen Rose, TX

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  1. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    If there were such a term as “Texas Folk” this vernacular cottage would be a representative example. Small turn of the last century cottages of this kind were built by the thousands across the Lone Star State. In larger Texas cities, most have disappeared but they are relatively plentiful in smaller communities. Glenrose is not far from Lake Granbury and features a state park. It’s in a scenic area but also has a nuclear powered electric generating plant (Comanche Peak) not far away. It was one of the last plants constructed in the U.S. so its regarded by many as over-built and very safe.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I was trying to figure out the style, if there is one. Not Queen Anne, not really Folk Victorian. Even though it has shingles in the gable, would this be considered National Folk?

  2. Ed Ferris says: 305 comments

    A bed and breakfast!!!? A bed, yes, one, and breakfast in the kitchenette — haven’t we used a narrow four-burner stove before?
    Really, these little houses are great when they’re in good locations. Much preferable to 1940’s tract houses. However, they do have problems. Mudsills, for one. You see how the siding is deteriorated near the ground. And that big old tree had better not drop any branches.

    • JimHJimH says: 4949 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Maybe an Airbnb weekend rental, Ed. They can bring a bottle of wine for a cheap vacation, better than a tent or motel room.
      Sharing the house with paying customers wouldn’t be right!

  3. Laurie W. says: 1759 comments

    Yes, but that big old tree keeps the house much cooler in hot summers. It’s an adorable place. A little spit & polish & Bob’s your uncle, a cozy gem. A B&B — the agent stretching hard for another client base. It has a lot going for it as a tiny residence.

  4. Karen says: 116 comments

    Sweet house! It reminds me of my 1909 Craftsman in Portland, Oregon, on the inside, but this is much more folk Victorian than Craftsman, on the outside anyway. Love the kitchen!

  5. says: 7 comments

    One word – SWEET

  6. Lucindy says: 57 comments

    Anyone else wish that realtors were required to learn basic architectural styles? It seems strange that so many don’t appear to have a clue. Yes, many houses are a mix of styles, but sometimes the misidentification is so glaring, one wonders how someone in the business of selling houses can have absorbed so little knowledge along the way.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      There are agents that don’t sell a lot of old houses and view them as just a house anyway where style is not important. Besides, even I have a hard time determining this particular one. It’s not Craftsman though.

  7. Diane says: 559 comments

    I would have described this as a sweet little starter house.

  8. BethanyBethany says: 3480 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    A tiny little dream home! I love that little kitchen, and the property too. Don’t know much about the area but looks like a gem to me.

  9. Rachel Stogner says: 2 comments

    Learning styles of homes is not a requirement for getting your real estate license in Texas! But it’s a pet peeve of mine too, and I’m a realtor!

    The Glen Rose area of Texas is littered with little houses like this one, and it is hard to describe what exactly they are. I think that John’s term “Texas Folk” describes it perfectly. Glen Rose is an amazing little town that attracts a lot of tourists. This place would do well as a weekend get-away or vacation rental.

  10. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    Since there seems to be a fair amount of interest in determining the style of this small cottage with few stylistic details, I’ll attempt to sort through the details that are evident for a clearer stylistic label. As mentioned, small houses of this kind were built for tradesmen and working class families by the thousands in Texas around the turn of the last century. A specific variant is the popular 3-room “L Plan” house. Our 1889 Fort Worth home started out as a 3-room “L Plan” house with subsequent additions over the years (increasing it to 8 rooms) But based on the visual information here, I don’t see an “L-Plan” configuration. That said, an “L-Plan” house is a TYPE of house, not a style.

    The first and clearest stylistic cue here comes from the front gable with its patterned shingles. That is a strong detail indication of the Queen Anne style (with its fanciful towers and gables but here stripped down to a minimalist form.) The Queen Anne flavor is further bolstered with the attic window having a very distinctive Queen Anne style of window with its small-paned bordered window. Complex windows were a mainstay of the Queen Anne style but here its diminished to just one “fancy” window. More ornate examples would have multiple windows and most likely at least one having art glass either stained or beveled/leaded.

    The high peaked hipped or pyramidal roof is also associated with Queen Anne style houses; the roofs of later Bungalow roofs may be hipped but are at a shallower pitch or put another way, are not as steep. Another hallmark of the Queen Anne style is the use of different cladding materials on the exterior and here you have the patterned gabled shingles as well as drop-beveled or “Novelty” siding that began to replace traditional beveled 6″ clapboards in the early 1900’s.

    More stylistic clues might be found from the entry door if it is original or from porch columns or posts but these are clearly later inexpensive square boxed replacements. If the originals were Classical/Colonial round columns, that adds another stylistic element: Classical/Colonial Revival, which was immensely popular in the early 1900’s. If the original porch supports were turned posts with scroll-sawn brackets/corbels then it matches the other Queen Anne details.

    Fireplace mantels add to a stylistic direction but I see none here (nor any evidence of an exterior chimney) In summary, based on the scant stylistic information we have, this house could be classified as a minor Queen Anne style cottage. They were quickly and inexpensively built often by contractors who did not use formal plans or by using stock plans that could be altered easily as needed. I’ve heard houses like this described as vernacular, folk, traditional, “builder’s special” or, if placing in a style category is essential, then I would call this as a Queen Anne cottage in a minor category due to the lack of more stylistic details.

    If I may digress slightly, when the population of Fort Worth doubled within a few years after the Swift & Armour meatpacking plant and stockyards opened in 1902, there was an acute need for housing for the plant workers so in the area west of the plant, now called the Northside, scores of cottages very similar to this example were rapidly built for the plant workers. This area, now concentrated as the heart of Fort Worth’s Mexican-American community, still retains a fair number of these smaller cottages from the first decade of the 20th century. As previously mentioned, cottages of this kind were the bread and butter housing for tradesmen-working class families and were built from Brownsville to Texarkana. Visit any smaller Texas community which retains some of its older housing and there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find similar examples hence my informal description of it as “Texas Folk” style because of the large numbers built. I hope this is helpful.

  11. Stephanie Lancaster says: 1 comments

    I like the simplicity and charm of this Queen Anne cottage/ Texas Folk home. Adorable.

  12. chichipox says: 217 comments

    I absolutely love it. I’d move into this long before I’d move into a McMansion. There’s something about simplicity that will always appeal to the eye. Plus living in something this size forces you into simplicity and a less complicated life. I love it.

  13. KimNKimN says: 42 comments

    I want to hug this house it’s so cute!!! Love the kitchen!

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