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Jordan - Bowles House - Grand Prairie, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
N 32° 45.389 W 096° 57.795
14S E 690802 N 3626126
Quick Description: This house, built sometime around either 1845, was originally in the area surrounded by MacArthur Blvd, Bowles St, and NE 31st in Grand Prairie. It now stands in Bowles Park.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/6/2010 8:08:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM812Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
Views: 5

Long Description:
In 1845 Dave Jordan built the Kentucky House as it now stands. Jordan with his several sons came from Tennessee several years before the Civil War. He settled northeast of Grand Prairie near the site where the house now stands. An AIA feasibility study shows the original location to be in the area of MacArthur, NE 31st and Bowles Streets.

The house was also a stage coach stop and store. There would have been an exterior separate kitchen, log or frame, with quarters for slaves attached to the kitchen or nearby; this is represented by the building between the water tower and the house. A fenced kitchen garden, orchard, wood yard, smokehouse, a dairy, and a well house or spring house would not be far from the kitchen; this is represented by the windmill, water tower, and well house at the current location. There would probably be a storm cellar near the kitchen. The cellar is also represented at the current location. The stage stand would have probably be on the south side near the porch. The store would have been adjacent to the stage stand. Pens for animals, sheds, storage buildings, a corn crib, and grain bin would be part of the scene with necessaries (privies) nearby.

This information is from the link below.
Original Location: N 32° 45.324 W 096° 57.552

How it was moved: Other

Type of move: Inside City

Building Status: Museum

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