Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 71000667
Historic Name BILL WASHINGTON RANCH HOUSE
Description of Significance THE BILL WASHINGTON RANCH HOUSE WAS BUILT FOR LOCALLY PROMINENT RANCHER, BILL WASHINGTON. MARRIED INTO A CHICKASAW FAMILY, WASHINGTON WAS ABLE TO CONTROL SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF LAND IN LOVE COUNTY FOR HIS CATTLE OPERATIONS. THIS RESIDENCE WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 1890 AT A COST OF APPROXIMATELY $50,000. THE TWO-STORY WITH BASEMENT HOUSE WAS DESIGNED IN THE QUEEN ANNE STYLE AND WAS HIGHLY DECORATIVE, WITH PATTERNED WOOD SHINGLES, SPINDLEWORK, AND A MULTI-PLANED ROOF. THE BUILDING HAD A HIPPED ROOF, WITH MULTIPLE GABLED DORMERS, AND TWO FRONT GABLES, IN ADDITION TO A CENTRAL SQUARE TOWER. THE HOUSE ALSO HAD A FULL-WIDTH SINGLE-STORY FRONT PORCH WITH DECORATIVE WOODEN BALUSTRADE AND SUPPORTS. LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER 7/27/1971. DESTROYED CA 2000.
Current Name WILLIAM E. WASHINGTON HOUSE
Address 4 MILES SW OF CITY
City MARIETTA VICINITY
County LOVE
Lot
Block
Current Section CENTER S 1/2 OF SECTION 25
Township 7S
Range 1E
Type BUILDING
Historic Function DOMESTIC: SINGLE DWELLING
Current Function VACANT/NOT IN USE
Area Signficance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2 COMMERCE; SOCIAL HISTORY
Date Prepared 2/1971
Year Built 1890
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder UNKNOWN
Architectural Style QUEEN ANNE
Roof Material WOOD
Wall Material WOOD
Window Material WOOD
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Details
Condition DESTROYED CA 2000
Comments
Restricted N