Rural, Highway 69

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Highway 69 1986 Survey Information
  • Site No.: H-1136
  • Address: Highway 69
  • Name: Dunham Hill
  • Date: 1914
  • Town: Huntington
  • Block: E. A. Evans Survey, Abstract 223, Tract 8, 32.14 acres, Account # 0223-030-008-000-00.
  • Architect/Builder:  F. L. Dunham
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Description: 1-story frame; cedar shake hip roof pierced by dormer; inset porch runs across facade; supported by boxed columns; entry door and side lights have oval lights; windows are 1/1 wood double-hung; brick pier foundation; concrete porch; outbuildings at rear.
  • Significance:  Built for Foster Lee Durham, a local sawmill owner; all clear virgin pine lumber. Dunham had a lumber mill north of Platt; he also worked for the Long-Bell Lumber Company, Southern Pine Lumber Company, and several Kirby mills.  He purchased the standing timber for the house and had it milled.  The well in front was dug by Frank Kamie on August 7, 1919.  It is currently owned by F. L. Dunham’s son, L. G. Dunham.  Nominated to the National Register.  The significance is architecture.  [1986 Notes:  Style/Type:  Greek Revival; Original Use:  Residence]