Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 78003083
Historic Name BARNES-STEVENSON HOUSE
Description of Significance T.J. BARNES CAME TO INDIAN TERRITORY IN 1898 TO PRACTICE LAW. WITH STATEHOOD, BARNES BECAME THE FIRST COUNTY JUDGE FOR MCCURTAIN COUNTY. HE WAS ALSO A BANKER AND NEWSPAPER MAN. IN 1911, BARNES BEGAN THE PROCESS OF CONSTRUCTING A NEW RESIDENCE. HIS HOME, THE BARNES-STEVENSON HOUSE, WAS DESIGNED BY RENOWNED OKLAHOMA ARCHITECT JEWELL HICKS, AND BUILT BETWEEN 1911-1912. THE FOUR-STORY WITH BASEMENT HOUSE WAS UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR MORE THAN 14 MONTHS AND UTILIZED THE BEST MATERIALS AVAILABLE. THIS QUEEN ANNE STYLE HOME HAS TWO CIRCULAR TOWERS ON THE FRONT FACADE, AS WELL AS A FULL-WIDTH FRONT PORCH ON BOTH THE FIRST AND SECOND STORIES AT THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE. THE HOUSE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST IN THE AREA TO HAVE INDOOR PLUMBING. LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER 11/17/1978.
Current Name SAME
Address 3 SE ADAMS STREET
City IDABEL
County MCCURTAIN
Lot
Block
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function DOMESTIC: SINGLE DWELLING
Current Function DOMESTIC: SINGLE DWELLING
Area Signficance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2 POLITICS/GOVERNMENT
Date Prepared 4/1978
Year Built 1911 - 1912
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder HICKS, JEWELL - ARCHITECT; CHEATHAM, R.D. - BUILDER
Architectural Style QUEEN ANNE
Roof Material ASPHALT
Wall Material WOOD
Window Material WOOD
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Details
Condition EXCELLENT
Comments
Restricted N