The Salado United Methodist Church Chapel, built in 1890, portrays the popular Gothic Revival style. It has pointed, quatrefoil windows, typical Victorian brackets, and fish-scale shingles in the comer spire.
Dr. D. B. McKie turned to native limestone when he built his ell-plan, Greek Revival residence on the east bank of Salado Creek. Stone mason "Whiskey Jack" Hendrickson used hand-tooled, roughhewn limestone blocks quarried from a site near the creek in the construction of the house. Nestled in a grove of oaks, whence the name Twelve Oaks, the house features a symmetrical, three-bay front with dressed limestone quoins, double-hung windows with six over-six lights, and a central, double-door entrance with transom and sidelights.
Few commercial buildings remain from Salado's earliest years. The Barbee-Berry Mercantile Building , built around 1870 at the comer of Main and Royal streets, housed one of the earliest mercantile businesses, and exhibits fine masonry craftsmanship in i t s construction. The three-bay front is constructed of dressed ashlar, and marked with second-floor windows with six-over-six lights and a handsome, exaggerated comice. Typically, the side and rear facades were constructed with less costly, quarry-faced ashlar. Though the building has been adapted for continued use, i t remains a fine, essentially intact example of 19th-century commercial architecture.
The Tyler House, built in 1857, and the Anderson House, built in 1860, are located across Main Street from each other, just north of the creek. They both witness the Greek Revival style in their overall forms and facades, but depart from that style in certain details. Most notably, their porticoes are horizontal in emphasis, and both their design and proportions are not typically those of the Greek Revival style as seen in Texas. It is even possible that the existing porticoes are not original. The single, carved doors of the Anderson House are generally associated with Victorian architecture. Furthermore, variations in the siding used on that house,as well as differences between windows on the first and second floors (six-over-six lights downstairs, four-over-four upstairs), suggest that the house was built in several stages. The Anderson House exhibits a single-story ell with a rear porch enclosed in the mid-20th century and a one-room store built of native limestone which fronts on Main Street just north of the main house. The originally detached kitchen of the Tyler House was later joined to the main structure around 1935, and in 1971 a one-story room was added to the north side of the house to expand business space. Compatible materials were used in the addition, although it was designed so that it could be removed.
Consisting of a single story, the Levi Tenney House, build ca. 1860, is quite modest in size. Nevertheless, it is a fine example of the style. Constructed of dressed limestone blocks,its five-bay front features quoins, flat arches above double-hung windows with six-over-six lights, projecting portico with cornice, and a flat roof supported by square columns. Though less refined, the Levi Tenney House displays Greek Revival symmetry and proportions in its five-bay front. It also shows the use of quoins and flat arches above the doors and windows. exposed.
The Vickrey House, built in 1885, is a charming, if modest, example of Second Empire construction. This Victorian style was less common than some others in Texas, and it is unusual to find a fine example of a Mansard roof on this small, ell-plan house. This roof, combined with the concentration of bobbin work on the comer portico, make it an altogether Victorian confection.