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Tyler in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Whitaker-McClendon House

Whitaker - McClendon House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Randal B. Gilbert, December 12, 2015
1. Whitaker - McClendon House Marker
Inscription.  Built about 1880 for attorney Harrison Moores Whitaker and his wife, Mattie, daughter of Texas Supreme Court Justice Micajah H. Bonner, this is one of the few remaining high Victorian residences in Tyler. The home was purchased by Mattie's sister, Annie, and her husband, Sidney Smith McClendon, in 1907. It remained in the McClendon family until 1979. With Italianate and Eastlake style influences, the home features an asymmetrical plan and outstanding detailing.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988

Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7767.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
Location. 32° 20.593′ N, 95° 18.556′ W. Marker is in Tyler, Texas, in Smith County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Houston Street and South Vine Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Although the street address is W Houston St, the driveway entrance is on S Vine Ave. The historical marker is on the rear porch
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of the home. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 806 W Houston St, Tyler TX 75701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chilton-Lipstate-Taylor House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gary Elementary School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ramey House (approx. half a mile away); The Connally Home (approx. half a mile away); Site of Confederate Arms Factory (approx. half a mile away); Woman's Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tyler Carnegie Library (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tyler.
Also see . . .  McClendon House. (Submitted on December 14, 2015.)
The Whitaker - McClendon House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Randal B. Gilbert, December 12, 2015
2. The Whitaker - McClendon House
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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