Cartmill Farm House - Edmond, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 41.579 W 097° 37.250
14S E 624784 N 3950772
Quick Description: This farmstead is one of the early settler homes of the late 19th century.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2013 7:03:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMJKBW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Cartmill Farm House was occupied by the Cartmill family for more than 50 years. They were responsible for the construction of the outbuildings and house additions. Built circa 1895, this is a 1-1/2 story frame house which sits on 1.8 acres of school land. The property faces N. MacArthur Blvd., 1/4 mile south of 220th Street (Coffee Creek Road).

The farmhouse is frame in what is known as a Hall and Parlor plan. In the 1930s, a rear addition was added, plus a porch enclosure. A corrugated metal roof was placed on the home in recent years, but fits the type of roof that would have been used originally. The outside walls are balloon framed with wooden lap siding. The home sits on concrete corner piers with older molded concrete blocks. These were most likely added in the 1930s during construction of the house additions.

Four Contributing outbuildings include a chicken coop north of the house, which has a shed roof; a milk house constructed with clay tile siding west and south of the coop; a cylindrical sheet metal granary west of the house, built in 1910; and a machine shed south of the granary, built in the 1920s.

On the fence at the street, a sign reads:

Cartmill Farm House
Circa 1895
This Home is a Rare Surviving Example of the
Houses Built by Settlers on the Praire (sic) as They
Moved out of Sod Houses.

This Residence is now listed on the
National Register of Historic Places

Street address:
21751 N. MacArthur Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK US

County / Borough / Parish: Oklahoma County

Year listed: 2006

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture./Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949; 1900-1924; 1875-1899

Historic function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic

Current function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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