W. A. Strain Farm–Strain House

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from W. A. Strain Farm-Strain House)
Jump to: navigation, search
W. A. Strain Farm–Strain House
Strainhouse1.JPG
W. A. Strain House (September 2012)
W. A. Strain Farm–Strain House is located in Texas
W. A. Strain Farm–Strain House
W. A. Strain Farm–Strain House is located in the US
W. A. Strain Farm–Strain House
Location 400 S. Lancaster Hutchins Rd., Lancaster, Texas
Coordinates 32°35′16″N 96°44′58″W / 32.58778°N 96.74944°W / 32.58778; -96.74944Coordinates: 32°35′16″N 96°44′58″W / 32.58778°N 96.74944°W / 32.58778; -96.74944
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha) (original)
163 acres (66 ha) (increase)
Built 1896 (1896)
Architect Flanders, J. E., & Moad; Lyon, Joe
Architectural style Late Victorian
NRHP reference # 78002922[1] (original)
1001002 (increase)
RTHL # 6891
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 29, 1978
Boundary increase September 17, 2001
Designated RTHL 1977

The W. A. Strain Farm–Strain House is a farmstead located in Lancaster, Texas, United States. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the W. A. Strain House in 1978. A boundary increase in 2001 expanded the area covered from 2 acres to 163 acres and the property listing name was changed to W. A. Strain Farm–Strain House.

The Strain House is an example of late Victorian architecture. It was designed by J. E. Flanders & Moad of Dallas. This firm also designed the Trinity Methodist Church in Dallas, and the Shackelford County Courthouse, which is part of an historic district in Albany, Texas.[2] Joe Lyon built the house in 1896. The ​2 12-story frame structure includes a gabled wood-shingle roof, and the brick foundation has an asymmetrical plan.

The Strain Farm is believed to be the oldest working farm in Dallas County and is one of a small number of farms owned and operated for more than 100 years by a single family. The heirs of W. A. Strain have continued to live in the old family home, maintaining it with very few alterations and much of the original furnishings still intact.[2][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "National Register Properties in Lancaster, TX". Lancaster, Texas Genealogical Society. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  3. ^ Strain Farm History – Retrieved 2014-03-18.

External links[edit]