Plano in Collin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Houston & Texas Central Railroad brought access to agricultural markets and growth to Plano in the 1870s. Celestine (Pillot) (1854-1932) and Charles Frederick (C.F.) (1840-1906) Saigling moved from Houston to Plano in 1881 to pursue business opportunities in Plano and North Texas.
C.F. Saigling was an active community and civic leader during his time in Plano. He established the C.F. Saigling Lumber Company, C.F. Saigling Planing Mill and the Saigling Milling Company. Saigling also served on the Plano city council (1884-1885), the first Plano school board and other organizations. Saigling Elementary School was named in his honor. Celestine Saigling was a longtime member of First Christian Church of Plano.
In 1918, Celestine Saigling built this Craftsman style house designed by the Dallas architecture firm of Lang and Witchell. The notable firm designed high-rise office buildings, schools, department stores, courthouses, residences and other buildings in Texas in the early 20th century. The Saigling House is a two-story brick residence with a side-gabled roof. A full-width L-shaped porch supported by large square
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2018
Marker is Property of the State of Texas
Erected 2018 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 20126.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 33° 1.279′ N, 96° 42.141′ W. Marker is in Plano, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is at the intersection of East 16th Street and H Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East 16th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 902 E 16th Street, Plano TX 75074, 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. Plano High School and Gymnasium (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Texas Electric Railway Station (about 600 feet away); First Christian Church of Plano (about 600 feet away); Plano National Bank / I.O.O.F. Lodge Building (about 800 feet away); Mathews General Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Plano (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hill-Robberson House (approx. 2.4 miles away); First Methodist Church of Plano (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plano.
More about this marker. Despite the date on the marker, it was dedicated July 10, 2021.
Regarding Saigling House. The Saigling House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2021, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 15, 2021, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. 2. submitted on April 12, 2023, by Jeff Leichsenring of Garland, Texas. 3. submitted on July 15, 2021, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.