W.T. Foreman Prairie House

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Facility:W.T. Foreman Prairie House
Description:The W. T. Foreman house is important both historically and architecturally to Duncan and the state of Oklahoma. It is one of Duncan's oldest, most extant examples of the Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie House style of architecture. Built around 1907-1917, the house is a two-story buff brick icon for the community, standing just south of the old Junior High Auditorium and two blocks north of Main. It is at the "entrance" to Duncanís Central Residential District.
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Address 1:814 W. Oak
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City:Duncan
State/Province:OK
Zip Code:73533
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Website:http://www.theprairiehouse.com/
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Gail Loafman, Co-op Member
The Foreman Prairie House was saved from demolition in order to help show all ages the lifestyles in a small town in early day Oklahoma. The house is architecturally significant because it probably is the best brick example of a Frank Lloyd Wright prairie style home in all of Oklahoma. Historically, it is significant because Tom and Mary Etta (Whisenant)Foreman were some of the most prominent early day pioneers, having been documented in Stephens County as early as 1900. Duncan, Oklahoma did not become a town until 1892, thus making their home town one which was incorporated prior to statehood in 1907. Their first home on the site was destroyed by fire. Their second home was built of solid brick and a tile roof. They moved into the two story brick in August of 1918. The Foreman family line ended in 1983 when their only grandson/grandchild died without issue.
Call for an appointment to show your students this student-friendly home! 580-251-0027 or 252-1780. Gail Loafman-Founder/Chairman
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