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Clarence M. Eakle House

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1923, Guy A. Carlander. 2104 S. Polk St.

The Arts and Crafts movement persisted into the 1920s, and Carlander’s Eakle House is an elaborate bungalow with a second story on the rear portion of the house. The gable front features exaggerated wooden eaves and a massive fieldstone and petrified-wood porch and chimney. Eakle’s stepmother, Dora Callaway Oliver Eakle, developed the Mrs. M. D. Oliver-Eakle Addition beginning in 1903 on property she bought in 1890. Mrs. M. D. Oliver-Eakle (the name under which she conducted business) was Amarillo’s foremost woman entrepreneur until her death in 1931. In addition to developing the addition, she built the Oliver-Eakle Building (see AO16).

Other notable houses in the neighborhood include the substantial, classically detailed Allen Earley House (1927, W. C. Townes; 2101 S. Harrison Street) and the picturesquely detailed, stone-faced, manorial-styled C. Bedford Johnson House (1927; 2120 S. Harrison), the work of noted Dallas architect Anton F. Korn Jr.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Clarence M. Eakle House", [Amarillo, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 343-344.

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