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El Reno in Canadian County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Goff House

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. The Goff House Marker
Inscription.  The home was built in 1900-1901, by William and Magdalen Goff. Mr. Goff came to El Reno, in 1892, to work for Anheuser and Busch. He soon became an agent for the firm, later he started Goff Bottling Works and organized the Goff Cadet Band.

The home is an excellent architectural example of the Colonial Revival and Queen Anne Style. Only 10 percent of the homes in 1900 was built with this combination of styles. The house was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988
 
Erected by Jerry and Sharon Brooks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 35° 31.761′ N, 97° 57.37′ W. Marker is in El Reno, Oklahoma, in Canadian County. Marker is on South Evans Avenue south of West Watts Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 506 S Evans Ave, El Reno OK 73036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major General Jesse Lee Reno (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Reno (approx.
The Goff House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. The Goff House Marker
Marker is in front of the gates of the house, which is now a bed and breakfast.
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4 miles away); The Chisholm Trail and Fort Reno (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Reno (approx. 4.9 miles away); 1876 Officers' Quarters (approx. 4.9 miles away); Commanding Officer's Quarters/BlueSTEM AgriLearning Center (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Reno (approx. 4.9 miles away); School and Chapel/Home of Ben & Moka Clark (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Reno.
 
Also see . . .  William I. and Magdalen M. Goff House on Wikipedia. One of the most notable houses built before Oklahoma's statehood, this is currently a bed and breakfast (as of April 2021). (NRHP #88001317) (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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