The Dickie Allen Funeral Home at Cushing, Texas in Historic Nacogdoches County

The Dickie Allen Funeral Home in Cushing, Texas

The Dickie Allen Funeral Home at Cushing, Texas in Historic Nacogdoches County


In 1974 The Dickie Allen Funeral Home took over the earlier Whitley-Holsomback business which began
in this Victorian Home that originally was built in 1903 by J. W. Cariker who operated a Lumber Mill in
Cushing from 1903 to 1915. Some of the architectural details of Victorian houses in Cushing are seen in
this home: An asymmetrical facade with a dominant front porch; a front door with an oval shaped glass;
a window with a framework fan pattern; A steep gable roof with dormer windows and fish scale shingle
decoration. This architecture contrasts large volumes and the smooth horizontal curve of the porch below
with the sharp triangles of the roof-line above and a minute intricate lace work. It is a house that combines
an energetic geometry of forms---Circles, triangles, rectangles, ovals, implied octagon and lines projecting
in all directions.

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