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    Styles of Homes in Kessler Park
Defining Characteristics
American Colonial Revival, Craftsman & French Eclectic
  American Colonial Revival Craftsman French Eclectic


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Massing Symmetrical or asymmetrical

1 1/2 or 2 story box with 1 story appendages
predominant front porch with projecting gable

Typically one to one and a half story bungalow common with rectangular footprint

Predominant 1 1/2 or 2 story block with 1 story appendages
Roofline Ridge lines predominant, parallel to face

Roof dormer and dormer breaking eaves common

Moderate pitch Roof
Broad Eaves, often with brackets

Gable vents

Low pitch roof

Typical steeper rooflines than American Colonial Revival

Appendages may have shed roof
Window 6 over 6 divided pane windows

Typically arranged uniformly

If double hung, typically multi-paned over single paned

Variety of window sizes on facade
Façade May be symmetrical on principal block Centered door flanked by large windows on either side Predominant massive Chimney on front of roofline

Asymmetrical and eclectic arrangement of elements
Materials Combination of brick, often painted, clapboard and siding, board and batten, or wood shakes Painted clapboard with contrasting materials in gables such as stucco, or shakes. Combination of brick often with mortar slurry, stone, stucco

Heavy timbers and wrought iron details
Porch Usually small porticos or no porch Large deep porch typically width of front of house, may be "L" shaped to wrap one side

Flared wood box columns typically have brick or stone bases
Usually small or no porch

May have courtyard
Georgian, Minimal Traditional & Monterey Colonial
  Georgian Minimal Traditional Monterey Colonial


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Massing 2 story with simple gable

Rectangle box, with wide dimension parallel to street
Simple 2 story box or "L" shaped

Often with projecting gable wing and 1 story side porch
symmetrical or asymmetrical types will dominate

2 stories or box with 1 story appendages

Typically "L" shaped
Roofline Gable Roof

Roof pitch typically 6:12 or steeper with large attic

Ridge line parallel to face
Gable Roof-may have projecting gable to street on projecting wing.

Moderate pitch, lower than tudor

Principal ridge line parallel to face
Predominant ridge lines parallel to face

Typically low pitch under 6:12

Principle ridge line parallel to face
Window Always single window

6 over 6 divided pane arranged symmetrically
Typically 1 over 1 but may have divided pane

Windows are typically grouped in 2's and 3's
Divided light

Typically the same as American Colonial
Façade Always symmetrical

3 or 5 bay, central door
Varies Asymmetrical but orderly arrangement

Asymmetrical and eclectic arrangement of elements
Materials Brick, typically with dental molding at eave Brick, plainly detailed Brick first floor

Typically with clapboard or board and batten siding on second story
Porch None or small portico Varies greatly from large to none Always has second story cantilevered balcony
Prairie & Spanish Eclectic
  Prairie Spanish Eclectic


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Massing 2 story simple box, typically deeper than wide Asymmetrical

One or two story
Roofline Broad hipped roof

Generous overhanging eaves without brackets to emphasize horizontality

Typically low pitch, 3:12 or 4:12
Clay tile roof

Usually barrel type

Low pitch
Window Casement or 1 over 1

Often grouped to emphasize horizontality
Casement or divided pane

Windows are typically grouped in 2's and 3's
Façade Varies but typically similar to craftsman

3 or 5 bay, central door
Variety of window sizes on fašade

Asymmetrical and eclectic arrangements of elements
Materials Brick, stucco, clapboard, siding, or a combination of all Brick and/or stucco, Brick is typically yellow clay

heavy timber and wrought iron details
Porch Large front porch, typically width of the house Courtyards common

Covered entries rare
Texas Regional & Tudor
  Texas Regional Tudor


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Massing Simple 2 story box

Often with projecting 2 story gable wing

1or 2 story
Roofline Originally with standing seam metal roof or wood shingle roof

Low to moderate pitch
Steepest roof of all styles

Predominant ridge parallel to face with at least one front gable

Front gable may have cat slide roofline on one side
Window Divided pane, typically 6 over 6 uniformly arranged Small multi-paned or art glass

Larger 1 over 1 windows in principal rooms
Façade Asymmetrical but orderly arrangement of windows Predominant chimney intersecting rooflines.  Distinctive Tudor arch ("four- centered arch") is often a key component throughout house.  Some have arcaded side porch
Materials Brick, stucco, stone often in combination painted or slurried brick common

Brick richly detailed
Brick with stone or stucco embellishments often showing off
Tudor arch elements.
Dark reddish brown or yellow clay brick most common
Porch Sleeping porches or side porches common

Front entry porch may be simple pent roof
Arched opening sun room common with front door typically covered

Main front door typically uncovered
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Conservation District Links

Learn More About Kessler Park's Conservation District:
Full Conservation District Ordinance
Kessler Park Conservation District Map
Frequently Asked Questions
Permit Procedures
Sub-area 1 Information
Sub-area 2 Information
Sub-area 3 Information
Conservation District vs Historic District
Work Review Form (PDF)
Architectural Style Chart

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and Preservation Related Links:

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CAD-Dallas Central Appraisal District
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OOCCL-Old Oak Cliff Conservation League
Turner House / Oak Cliff Society
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