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Would you like to receive our Weekly Blotter newsletter? up today! Receive a daily notification that the DR-C e-Edition is available. up now. Arriving July 14 - Up Today! Jim Christal contracted Frank Craft in to build this house inspired by Greek architecture at W. Oak St. The dining room of the Jim Christal house features a copper-plated pressed-tin ceiling and an early Thomas Edison Light Co.
The events room at the front of the Christal House at W. Guests examine images on the wall at the Christal House at W. The house was part of last year's Denton Historic Home Tour. His house at W. After killing eight buffalo, Richard and his brother John left to get one more.
Jim advanced from wrangler to cowboy status, working cattle drives from Texas to Dodge City, but his cowboy career ended when his right leg was shot off below the knee. Returning to Denton inand taking a job as a clerk in the tax office, Jim acquired land between his childhood home and Denton for the Golden Hoof. The farm, bordered by present-day U. Highway and Jim Christal Road, became a showplace for thoroughbred cattle and sheep.
They had two daughters: Maggie, who died of hood illness inand Grace, born in Christal was 47 in when he contracted Frank Craft to build a house inspired by Greek architecture on Oak Street. The transitional Mission interior features tiger-eye oak paneling, maple floors, a copper-plated pressed-tin dining room ceiling, an early Thomas Edison Light Co. Grace was 8 years old when she moved to the new house, and her wedding was detailed in the Denton Record-Chronicle.
After marriage, Grace spent holidays in the house, and her three children were born in the upstairs bedroom. Jim supported both universities, regularly climbed the courthouse stairs to wind the clock, and visited daily with Bob or Dolph Evers at Evers Hardware and the editor of the Denton Record-Chronicle about news of the day. When the paper verified that Andrew Hitchcock, one of the few survivors of the Battle of Goliad, lived and died in Denton, they interviewed Jim.
Grandson Bennett Wooley, who was born in the house and spent summers Married Denton athletic panty play, attributed several Denton firsts to his grandfather: the first radio, the first typewriter outside of an office and one of the first Frigidaire refrigerators.
Christal never owned an automobile, presumably because of his amputated foot. On Dec. Jim had retired, but he made sure the bank paid all debts, a rare occurrence in The elegant two-story bank he built at the corner of Hickory and Locust streets was acquired and eventually replaced by First State Bank, now Wells Fargo, with a multi-story modern structure.
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