We are buying this home and was told it was built in 1920, but what kind of home is it? I don't know much about it and it is located in Rural Texas. Attached Images
I also wanted to show the back of the home. It looks like some of the windows have been replaced and a sliding door put in! Ugh. But the window on the left side look original. Is this just a simple farm house? I don't really know how to catagorize it. Here are some more pictures.
I would have guessed it was earlier than the 1920s.
Rena, That was my thought. But I am going to research that further, to see if that date is correct.
I think its around 1900. I`m going by the way the gables are built, they were popular around that time from what I have seen.
I think your house looks more like a late 1800's- early 1900's farmhouse. Mail-order Craftsman/ Bungalow style houses became very popular in the 1920's because they were much cheaper to build than conventional houses. Your house reminds me of the house my boyfriend's grandparents lived in and their house was built around 1880-1885.
The house may have been built in two time periods -- the back looks older to me -- centered door [Do you still have the original back door in storage?] and symetrical design, typical of earlier 1800s. The Victorian farmhouse front could be any date, 1870s to 1910s, maybe. Rena Goff, manager Merrymeeting Archives LLC http://www.housemouse.net