Details for Magee House (Atlas Number 5441003292)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5441003292


Marker Number 3292
Atlas Number 5441003292
Marker Title Magee House
Index Entry Magee House
Address 1910 N. 3rd St.
City Abilene
County Taylor
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 429934
UTM Northing 3590986
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Colonial Revival
Marker Year 1971
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location 1910 N. 3rd Street, Abilene
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text One of earliest fine houses in Abilene. Built 1903 in colonial revival style by Dr. Jefferson Davis Magee (1861-1935) and wife, Anna (Wilbanks). A native of Pike County, Mississippi, educated in East Texas and at the Louisville (KY) Medical College, Dr. Magee moved to Abilene (1902), had drugstore and extensive practice. His home was noted for its hospitality. Built on an entire city block, structure was of oak lumber with lofty ionic columns of cypress. Restored 1962-70 and preserved by Mr. and Mrs. John L. Thompson. Recorded Texas Historical Landmark, 1971