Continental 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.
Chapter 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
the 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
Jane 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.
Today, 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 House.
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