The W.T. Foreman House was built in 1918 for one of Duncan's earliest citizens. This historic home is undergoing restoration and is listed on the National Registry (in 2003 - Building #03000512) as one of the earliest examples of the Prairie Style, made famous by Frank Lloyd Wright. Call for tours.
814 W Oak, Duncan, Oklahoma
The Prairie House Foundation was incorporated on January 04, 2002 in Duncan, Oklahoma by a concerned citizen, Mrs. Jerry Pat (Gail) Loafman, after she purchased the W. T. Foreman house from the Duncan School System in an attempt to prevent its demise. Mrs. Loafman sold the house to the Prairie House Foundation on May 15, 2002.
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 Duncan’s Central Residential District. That district is Duncan’s only area currently eligible to be listed as a historic district. The W. T. Foreman House will be considered by the Historic Preservation Review Committee for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places and the Oklahoma State Register of Historic Places on April 17, 2003
- Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
- Architect, builder, or engineer: Cooper, A.A.
- Architectural Style: Prairie School
- Area of Significance: Architecture
- Period of Significance: 1900-1924
- Owner: Private
- Historic Function: Domestic
- Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
- Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use