1898 Queen Anne/Classical Revival – Gainesville, TX

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318 S Denton St, Gainesville, TX 76240

  • $329,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3682 Sq Ft
  • 0.45 Ac.
the real thing!! once upon a time a man carefully crafted a dream home for his family that has endured for generations! this beauty is covered with cypress siding! the original columns on the porch! pine floors! 3 coal and wood burning fireplaces! pocket doors! original gas light fixtures that were converted to electric but i am told the gas can still be used today! 2 new air conditioning and heating units installed in july 2016! so much more!
Contact Information
Patsy Hacker, RE/MAX First Realty,
(940) 665-0376

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15 Comments on 1898 Queen Anne/Classical Revival – Gainesville, TX

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  1. Dano says: 15 comments

    This web site is a dream come true. I have loved old houses even as a child! The history, the architecture etc. Has always thrilled me and this is exactly what I always hoped to find. My imagination just goes wild on here….thankyou to the creator of this and everyone that contributes to this site…makes it really great.

  2. Bethany says: 3480 comments

    I love this house right down to the 70’s kitchen!!!!! Oh why must I only look at pictures on websites and not live in these houses? Aaargh!

  3. MissB says: 29 comments

    Beautiful home. I would restore the kitchen as much as possible to the period of construction.

  4. Julie AA says: 10 comments

    I love Queen Anne’s the best, this one is very livable with a few updates it could be a gem!

  5. dkzody says: 265 comments

    Such spacious rooms.

  6. Dot Gillis says: 38 comments

    What a lovely home. Great bones, needs some tlc and a few period reno’s but would be a stunner once done. I’ve been away from this site for a year, and it’s only gotten better. Looking forward to learning more from great contributors and viewers. Thanks Kelly for keeping us ‘old’ folks who love ‘old’ houses entertained.

  7. Janet Vodder says: 125 comments

    This site IS my daily dish of ice cream! So fun to see inside these great homes.

  8. heidi says: 145 comments

    I love it! The bedroom with the porch is to die for.

    While I would have to work on the kitchen—as a child of the 70s and 80s I secretly love the throw back.

  9. Annabelle says: 91 comments

    Love the wood staircase (always my favorite part!). Carpet in the bathroom? Oy Vey.

  10. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    Gainesville, Texas was established along the Red River in 1850 during the Antebellum era. In its early days, it was a stopover for overland travelers headed west to California. One of the main streets in town is called California to commemorate that long ago era. Growth was steady enough so that during the Civil War Gainesville was a regional headquarters for Confederate troops and government. It’s strategic location near the Red River separating it from Oklahoma, has been surpassed today by Interstate Hwy. 35 that goes from Brownsville, in far South Texas to Duluth, Minnesota at its northern terminus.

    Gainesville is also close to the rapidly growing DFW metroplex about an hour’s drive north of Dallas and Fort Worth. A bit distant to be a commuter community like Denton or McKinney to the south but still benefiting from the explosive growth of the mega cities to the south. In the 1890’s Mississippi transplant John Grundy Garrett, originally a cabinet maker by trade, took up residential construction and design and built a dozen or more brick Victorians that dot the town. Here’s an example that demonstrates the high quality of J.G. Garretts design and workmanship: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/10248604855/in/album-72157632685147361/
    That said, the subject house here is probably from a different design source. It may have started out as a relatively pure Queen Anne style house that was later updated to a Classical Revival style, or may have been a hybrid of the two styles originally. The Cooke County Historical Society has a wealth of materials that could be used to find out more information about this house as well as its neighbors. The core of Gainesville retains a turn-of-the-last century flavor but the newer growth includes suburban development and new housing tracts. Until he passed away, a great-uncle of mine lived in Gainesville, operated a furniture business, and was on the City Council. He loved Gainesville and always felt the small city had great potential. Now with Dallas and Fort Worth sprawling rapidly towards the north, I think he may have been right.

  11. VictorianLvrTom says: 8 comments

    This home could be an absolute show place for Victorian architecture! It is an amazing home that just needs some TLC. Given some elbow grease, paint, wall paper, some cabinet/drawer fronts, draperies, blinds and shutters this home could be an absolute showplace!!

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