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Magoffin Homestead

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
1. Magoffin Homestead Marker
Inscription. Joseph Magoffin (1837-1923), son of James Wiley Magoffin, one of the founders of the city, settled in El Paso in 1856. He held many offices: Collector of Customs, County Judge, and Mayor for four terms. In 1875, six years before railroads reached El Paso, he built this pueblo-style house of adobe and timbers from the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico. The ceilings of many rooms have pine vigas under cross timbers. His family lived here over a century.
 
Erected 1962 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3183.)
 
Location. 31° 45.759′ N, 106° 28.64′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on Magoffin Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1110 Magoffin Avenue, El Paso TX 79901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Magoffinsville (here, next to this marker); Nine of Primitive El Paso's Patriotic Heroes (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Martin Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Singer Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Baptist Church of El Paso (approx.
Magoffin Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
2. Magoffin Homestead Marker
0.6 miles away); Elite Confectionary (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hotel Cortez (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Wesley Hardin (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
 
Also see . . .  The Magoffin Homestead. A detail of the residents of the Magoffin Home. (Submitted on November 22, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Magoffin Home image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
3. Magoffin Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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