W. C. Baker House

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W. C. Baker House
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W. C. Baker House is located in Oklahoma
W. C. Baker House
Location 301 E. Commerce, Altus, Oklahoma
Coordinates 34°38′21″N 99°19′50″W / 34.63917°N 99.33056°W / 34.63917; -99.33056Coordinates: 34°38′21″N 99°19′50″W / 34.63917°N 99.33056°W / 34.63917; -99.33056
Area less than one acre
Built 1917
Architectural style Airplane bungalow
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 05001417[1]
Added to NRHP December 16, 2005

The W. C. Baker House is an airplane bungalow located at 301 E. Commerce in the city of Altus, Oklahoma. The house was built in 1917 for the sister of William Clarence Baker; however, Baker bought the house shortly afterward. Baker owned a local machine shop and cotton gin, and he served on Altus' original city council. The house has a typical airplane bungalow plan with a small second story above a low, multi-component first-floor roof, a design reminiscent of an airplane's cockpit. The house's design also includes many characteristic features of the Craftsman style, including overhanging eaves and exposed rafter tails. The porch features battered columns supporting its roof and decorative stickwork in its gable, both of which are typical Craftsman elements.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 16, 2005.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Baker, M. Brett; Jim Gabbert (August 31, 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Baker, W. C., House". National Park Service. Retrieved March 22, 2014.  Accompanied by photos.