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Waco in McLennan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Cottonland Castle

 
 
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By Larry D. Moore, March 29, 2019
1. The Cottonland Castle Marker
Inscription.  Stone contractor John Tennant began this house in 1890, when Waco's cotton-based economy flourished. In 1906 Tennant sold the structure to Ripley Hanrick, a cotton broker, but it remained unfinished. With plans drawn by architect Roy Lane (1884-1956), "The Castle" was eventually completed in 1913 as a residence for businessman Alfred Abeel (1845-1922). Limestone detailing decorates the sandstone edifice. Fine materials such as marble and mahogany embellish the interior. The house later became a focal point for the Castle Heights area.
 
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5314.)
 
Location. 31° 32.023′ N, 97° 9.473′ W. Marker is in Waco, Texas, in McLennan County. Marker is at the intersection of Austin Avenue and South 33rd Street, on the right when traveling north on Austin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3300 Austin Avenue, Waco TX 76710, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elite Cafe (approx. 1.6 miles away); McLennan County Courthouse
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By Larry D. Moore, March 29, 2019
2. The Cottonland Castle Marker Area
(approx. 2.2 miles away); The Courthouses of McLennan County (approx. 2.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Waco (approx. 2.2 miles away); Brann-Davis Shootings (approx. 2.3 miles away); Gerald-Harris Shooting (approx. 2.3 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Waco (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Waco Suspension Bridge (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waco.
 
Categories. Architecture
 
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By Larry D. Moore, March 29, 2019
3. The Cottonland Castle 2019
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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