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Amarillo in Potter County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Avery and Mary Turner House

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
1. Avery and Mary Turner House Marker
Inscription. Avery and Mary (Ten Eyck) Turner moved here in 1902. Avery was an executive for the Santa Fe Railroad, his employer for 58 years. Mary helped organize the local American Red Cross chapter and was active with the Salvation Army and other groups. In 1910, the Turners built this home modeled after Mary’s parents’ home in New Jersey. The house stayed in the family until Mary’s death in 1951. One of Amarillo’s very few Dutch colonial revival homes, this two-story side gable brick house has a full-width porch with massive Tuscan columns and a large shed roof dormer. An original brick carriage house later became a guest cottage.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 2011
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16993.)
 
Location. 35° 11.704′ N, 101° 50.388′ W. Marker is in Amarillo, Texas, in Potter County. Marker is on South Polk Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1706 South Polk Street, Amarillo TX 79102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. H. W. and Katie Galbraith House (within shouting distance of this marker);
Avery and Mary Turner House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
2. Avery and Mary Turner House Marker
Herring-Crudgington House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shuford-Killough House (about 600 feet away); Eakle-Archer House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Polk Street Schools (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old First Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); H. B. Sanborn House (approx. half a mile away); Alice Victoria Ghormley Curtis House (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Amarillo.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Avery and Mary Turner House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
3. Avery and Mary Turner House
 
 
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