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Angelina River Bridge

U.S. Highway 59;

1935; G.G. Wickline; Span Bridge; Highway Bridge. DESCRIPTION: Poured concrete bridge resting on concrete piers, square balusters and rails with chamfered edges; poured in sections approximately twenty-five feet long; marble reflectors on end stanchions; a second parallel, but a separate bridge was constructed for northbound one-way traffic. SIGNIFICANCE: Good example of style and representative of public works projects during the 1930's. The Texas State Highway Department was formed in 1917 in order to take advantage of federal aid for road building. The bridge was built as an important transportation link on U.S. Hwy 59 which winds from Texarkana on the Arkansas border to Laredo on the Mexican border. It is one of the few examples of this style of publics works projects in an unaltered condition in the state. The area of significance is transportation and engineering at the local level.

Boynton--Kent House

107 Kerr St., West;

1929; Clarence C. Bulgar; Mediterranean; Residence; Commercial. DESCRIPTION: Two-story wood frame with brick veneer; massed plan with shallow projections on the north, south, west; symmetrical three-bay front facade; low hip roof with clay tile, ridge cap, deep eaves with coffered soffitt, two gabled dormers with arched panels, tile roof, skylight at roof peak. Two-story garage and apartment; wood frame with brick veneer, hip roof with tile. SIGNIFICANCE: This unusual architectural hybrid demonstrating Mediterranean and Georgian Revival features was designed by Clarence C. Bulgar of Dallas, presumably a member of the family who designed National Register properties in Dallas, Waco, Galveston and Belton. The Boyton businesses did not survive the Great Depression and A.L. Boyton returned to Carthage. The structure is a good example of Italian Renaissance Revival style; it is substantially intact with many of the original interior finishes. The area of significance is architecture at the local level.

Clarke-Whitton House

1865 Old Mill Rd.

1900; Victorian Cottage; Residence. DESCRIPTION: One story frame with lap siding; composition hip and gable roof with projecting chamfered bay; frame wraparound porch is supported by slender Doric columns; modern entry door is flanked by oval sidelights; roof pierced by corbeled brick chimney; windows are 1/1 double-hung with ornamental surrounds; foundation skirted; garage at rear; extensive landscaping; rectangular plan. SIGNIFICANCE: Queen Anne Cottage, very similar to nearby Glover House (L-0529). Curvilinear lintel details appear to be the hallmark of an unidentified local builder. Example of the high style residence built for prominent officials at the mill. Closely associated with sites No. L-0526 and L0529, also Angelina County Lumber Company residences. The area of significance is architecture at the local level.

Everitt-Cox House

418 Moore

1893-93/1922; Remodeled by Shirley Simons; Victorian w/Classical Revival remodel; Residence. DESCRIPTION: One-story wood frame with beveled wood siding; pier foundation; central hall H-plan; intersecting hip and gable roofs, composition shingles, cornice returns, interior brick chimneys; inset porch with flat roof, deep entablature. French doors on west. SIGNIFICANCE: Remodeled by East Texas architect Shirley Simons to add Classical Revival details to a modest Victorian design. Residence of James A. and Mary Elizabeth Glass Cox. Cox was a registered druggist and proprietor of Glass and Cox drug store in downtown Lufkin for many years. The area of significance is architecture at the local level.

 

 

 

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