Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Hattie and Henry Sayles, Sr., House
Hattie and Henry Sayles, Sr., built this house about 1889, at a time when few homes existed on present-day Sayles Avenue. Portions of the house, including a rear addition built sometime between 1895 and 1903, were remodeled after fire damage in 1941. Extensive renovations of the house began in 1974.
The house is an excellent example of a late Victorian-era dwelling. It features finely-executed Queen Anne details, including porches with turned wood posts and balusters, jigsawn brackets and frieze, shingled and decorative wood gable ends, and a decorative brick chimney.
As the president of Abilene Land and Improvement Company, Henry Sayles, Sr., was responsible for the development of Abilene’s
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1995
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2406.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
Location. 32° 26.633′ N, 99° 44.898′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of Sayles Boulevard and S. 7th Street, on the right when traveling south on Sayles Boulevard. Marker is located at the northwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 642 Sayles Blvd, Abilene TX 79605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Childers Classical Institute (approx. half a mile away); Company I 7th Texas Infantry (approx. half a mile away); Magee House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Guitar Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Weather Bureau Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Laughter Undertaking Co. (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Bankhead Highway (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
Regarding Hattie and Henry Sayles, Sr., House. The building was listed in the National
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 137 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 27, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.