National Registry Of 19 Historic Salado sites 1 -5

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Sites 6 - 10


Sites 11 - 16


Sites 17 - 19



The Barton House

Another stone house of merit showing fine craftsmanship and detailing is the Barton House, which is distinct in several of its features.Built in 1866 of quarry-faced ashlar, the house consists of two full floors and a cellar, constructed into a hillside. The high pitched roof gives it a vertical emphasis, but even more unusual for its time and context is the off-center entrance and the single story wing which projects on the north side.


The Rose House - Also Texas Registered Landmark

The Maj. A. J. Rose House was built in 1870. The home is made of wood-frame construction with clapboard siding, and has an ell-shaped plan. It exhibits Greek Revival symmetry and proportions in the five-bay fronts which feature double-hung windows with six-over-six lights, and pedimented two-story porticoes supported by square columns. Also typical is the use of simple cornice molding, as well as the presence of a central entrance marked with double doors, transom, and sidelights.


The Anderson House - Also Texas Registered Landmark

The Anderson House, built in 1860, is located across Main Street from the Tyler House, just north of the creek. The home is in the Greek Revival style in overall forms and facades, but departs from that style in certain details. Most notably, the porticoes are horizontal in emphasis, and design and proportions are not typically those of the Greek Revival style as seen in Texas. The single, carved doors of the Anderson House are generally associated with Victorian architecture. 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.


The Baines House - Also Texas Registered Landmark

The George Washington Baines House, b u i l t ca. 1866, represents an original constmction in the Greek Revival mode, with later modification to transform the attic into usable space (photos 14, 15). Among i t s Greek Revival traits are the symmetrical placement of the double-door entrance with transom and sidelights, and the use of double-hung windows with six-over-six lights. Square columns supporting a projecting portico detailed with dentils can also be cited. Yet the high-pitched roof with intersecting gables, and the proportions of the pediment above the portico, are more characteristic of Victorian architecture. Also, both historic and physical evidence suggests that the roofline was altered in the 19th century. The owners of the house have just completed a thorough restoration of the property, largely returning i t to i t s middle 19th-century condition.


The White - Aikin House

The White-Aiken House shows a continuation of adapting to meet changing needs. The structure was built as a rural farmhouse in 1910, and then moved to its present location on a rise just north of town,in 1918. With a simple ell plan originally, the house has been considerably modified. A second floor was added at the new location. The house is a good example of an early 20th-century farmhouse, and is the only one of this kind found in Salado.