DAR House - Home of Jane Douglas Chapter
celebration of the Texas Centennial at the State Fair of Texas in 1936, the
Continental Oil Company constructed a hospitality house to welcome the public.
Instead of removing the building as planned, this beautiful colonial style
house was deeded to Jane Douglas Chapter of Dallas, Texas, on 31 October, 1937.
history reveals the excitement experienced by our earlier members as the house
was made ready for chapter events. The first major renovation to the house was
facilitated through the generosity of Conoco Oil Company and private donations,
and occurred between March and September, 1980. Open House for Rededication was
held 2 November, 1980, with officials of Conoco Oil Company in attendance.
Through the ensuing years, major repairs and renovations have been necessary to
this structure that was built as a temporary hospitality house. Jane Douglas
Chapter has met this challenge since 1936.
present time, studies are being made for the architectural restoration of the
house to its original beauty in order to comply with our National and State
Douglas Chapter celebrated its Centennial Anniversary on 19 October, 1995,
during the State Fair of Texas, with a special ceremony in the house. The
Marine Band made our celebration special when they paraded through the house
playing their instruments.
chapter meetings are a monthly event in our lovely home. In addition, our house
is home to David Pendleton Society, the Children of the American Revolution
(C.A.R.) group, which Jane Douglas Chapter sponsors. The house is also
available for other events on special request. Texas DAR members often hold
teas, workshops, and other special meetings in this very special Chapter
The Continental DAR House and Museum is open to
the public annually during the State Fair of Texas. Visitors learn about
American history and education/preservation through poster displays, historical
flags, patriotic videos, musical presentations, and authentically costumed
hostesses. NSDAR membership information is offered and membership interest is