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1607 Tulane Drive 1986 Survey Information

  • Site No.: L-0678
  • Address: 1607 Tulane Drive
  • Name: Standley Residence
  • Date: 1921-1929
  • Town: Rural Lufkin
  • Block: J. L. Quinalty, Abstract 40, Tract 98, 3.0 acres, Account No. 0040-391-098-000-00.
  • Architect/Builder: E. Q. Standley
  • Condition: Good
  • Description: 1-story frame with 117 siding, composition clipped gable roof, extended rafter ends; 3/1 wood double-hung windows; projecting porch upheld by chamfered columns; pier and beam foundation; double pen frame barn with central dogtrot at rear; sheet metal roof.
  • Significance: Good example of style and farm complex that have been surrounded by the city. The barn was built in 1921 when family moved here from Trinity County. It is same style as Standley’s father’s log barn. Family lived in old house on property until this house was constructed in 1929. Exterior siding from the older residence was reused on this house. Total cost was approximately 52,000.00. Standley was a farmer, raising hay, corn, peanuts, cotton, and truck. The 1946-1947 city directory lists E. 0. Standley as an employee at the Lufkin Foundry and Machine Company. The clipped gable bungalow and the barn are a good example of the style and a farm complex. It is nominated to the National Register. The significance is architecture.