Canadian in Hemphill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Prominent area rancher Thomas Stanley Jones, a native of Wales, had this home built in 1910 for his wife, Rosalie (Whaley), and their children. Designed by Amarillo architect E. Wellington, it was the first brick residence constructed in Canadian. Reflecting its builder's prominence in the town, the Classical Revival mansion features monumental Ionic columns, red brick corner quoins, and Renaissance detailing.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983
By 2007, this old mansion was quite deteriorated and suffering from water damage. Dr. Malouf and Therese Abraham, who have done many preservation projects, rescued it and "took it back to the studs." Therese, like Rosalie Jones, was from the Deep South and she felt the house had never been totally finished, so the Abrahams added all the cast iron work on three levels. A new kitchen wing and walled gardens were added. the interiors were done in the style of the Old South. When the Abrahams finished this major restoration, they named it "Hill Crest"...and it is.
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. 35° 54.713′ N, 100° 22.891′ W. Marker is in Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker is on South 6th Street south of Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canadian TX 79014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Church Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); W.C.T.U. Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Canadian (about 400 feet away); R. Dick Bussell (about 500 feet away); John Hemphill (about 500 feet away); Hemphill County Jail (about 600 feet away); The Former Canadian Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary B. Isaacs (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canadian.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 5, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 5. submitted on July 26, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas.