c. 1914 – Dawson, TX

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Added to OHD on 7/3/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   10 Comments

204 S Tyler Ave, Dawson, TX 76639

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  • $124,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2026 Sq Ft
  • 0.32 Ac.
Step back in time and enjoy the truly unique features of this 105-year-old home in Dawson, TX. Less than an hour from Waco and an hour and a half from DFW, this historic home takes you back to a simpler time. After entering the grand entryway, you will find large open living spaces, 12 ft. ceilings, with 2 bedrooms and living areas downstairs and 2 bedrooms (plus plenty of storage) upstairs. Enjoy many of the original features including gorgeous wood floors, original doors and hardware, transoms, claw-foot bathtub in the master bath, stained glass window, ornate baseboards and staircase. Lots of natural light provided by many of the original windows. Fireplaces located in living room and master bedroom. Many recent updates including the beautiful front porch and rear area of home (some of the tin from an old shed on site reintegrated). Fresh exterior paint. Located on a corner lot with multiple mature oaks, black walnut, pecan, and peach trees on a picturesque street.
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Matthew Patterson, Sunburst Realty
(254) 791-5555
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  1. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5661 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Dawson, Texas, shows on the map to be south/southeast of the DFW metroplex situated on State Hwy 31 in the middle between Interstate 35 and Interstate 45. The town appears too distant for easy commuting to work although the map shows Corsicana at about 21 miles by shortest route and Waco about 36 miles. The house itself is of a common type of Queen Anne cottage built by the thousands in Texas towns large and small around the turn of the last century. They are still the most common Victorian era house type in the Lone Star State. This house retains a fair amount of its original details. Looks move in ready as well. The iron grill hanging outside the front porch is from an arched Italianate style fireplace and could have been a flea market find.

  2. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1065 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    That note on pic touched my heart. I left a note in a tucked away cupboard of mom & dad’s house that was similar.. with a 1956 photo. Sweet little house this is.

  3. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 1070 comments
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    1947 Ranch

    How charming! Someone built an inside ‘playhouse’ upstairs complete with a horse shoe over the door. At least that what I choose to believe it is. . .

  4. KarenZKarenZ says: 1174 comments
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    I would think that is a playhouse, as well!

  5. JohnNJohnN says: 104 comments
    Denver, CO

    Is this a home out of a plan book perhaps? This house looks nearly identical to the one used in the 1974 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. They used a real house in that film and even the interior layout shown in the movie is the same. That house has since been moved, restored, and serves as a restaurant and tourist destination. Both are beautiful little homes.


    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12495 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      It really doesn’t look like that home (which may even be a Barber designed home.) This is just a standard vernacular home of the period.

    • PaulajanePaulajane says: 13 comments
      1920 Craftsman
      Waxahachie, TX

      This is about an hour south of me in Waxahachie. Very cute house. You would have to REALLY like small towns; it’s not close to anything.
      Really sweet little Texas Victorian.

  6. tomdg1-7gmail-comtomdg1-7gmail-com says: 66 comments
    1890 Three Bay Italianate
    Grinnell, IA

    I like small towns.

  7. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5661 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    I too like small towns and hope our next home is in one. Dawson though, has all the hallmarks of a dying town. The old commercial district is almost completely vacant and although the streetview is comprehensive, there’s just not a lot to see there. In Texas, I’ve liked these modest size Victorian cottages in small towns: Coupland in the Austin region https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/06/16/1907-coupland-tx/ Calvert, between Temple and Bryan-College Station: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/02/17/1897-queen-anne-calvert-tx-george-f-barber/ and finally Hico, a hidden jewel of a town southeast of Stephenvile and soutwest of Glen Rose: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/03/23/c-1895-queen-anne-hico-tx/

    Almost all of the eastern third of Texas has small towns with decent collections of cottages of this kind. The George F. Barber designed house in Calvert is an exception; most of these houses were vernacular/folk style or sometimes called “builder’s specials” because they were constructed from stock plans under by local builders and carpenters. Millwork was usually ordered from a catalog at the local lumber or builders’ supply store and shipped in by rail.

    • ALAL says: 217 comments

      I am in the greater Houston area and find it sad that Houston and surrounding suburbs have so few old homes. So many were torn down and it really upsets me. I’d love to move to one of these small towns you speak of, they really seem to value the old houses and the history. I can’t understand how people make a living though. Jefferson is my personal favorite,beautiful homes. If you live in my neck of the woods and value your safety then you have 3 choices: Galveston, The Heights or move away. Hence why I am still looking for my own old home.


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