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Hillsboro in Hill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Abbott House

 
 
Abbott House Marker, also included Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Medallion (r) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
1. Abbott House Marker, also included Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Medallion (r)
Inscription. Jo Abbott and his wife, Rowena Sturgis Abbott, bought this property in 1883 and later built the house next door (west). Abbott was a county and district judge, congressman, and local banker. In 1899 this house (originally a T-plan) was on the property when it was conveyed to their banker son, James, and his wife, Nancy, at the birth of their first child. Additions in 1907, when they sold the house, and in 1918 resulted in the transitional classical-bungalow styling. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 67.)
 
Location. 32° 0.757′ N, 97° 7.41′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, Texas, in Hill County. Marker is on 133 N. Abbott Street near Craig Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro TX 76645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis Home (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central Christian Church (about 800 feet away); Old G. D. Tarlton House (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Abbott Houseand Marker, 133 N. Abbott Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
2. Abbott Houseand Marker, 133 N. Abbott Street
Sims-Womack House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Hillsboro (approx. 0.2 miles away); George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Hillsboro Junior College (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
Regarding Abbott House. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL) is a designation awarded by the Texas Historical Commission for historically and architecturally significant properties in the state of Texas.

RTHL is a legal designation and the highest honor the state can bestow on a historic structure. Purchase and display of a historical marker is a required component of the RTHL designation process. Because it is a legal designation, owners of RTHL-designated structures must give 60 days notice before any alterations are made to the exterior of the structure.
Buildings or other historic structures may be eligible for RTHL designation after reaching 50 years of age. Structures older than 50 years that have been altered may be eligible if alterations occurred at least 50 years ago and took place during a significant period of the structure’s history.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Abbott House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
3. Abbott House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
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