Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
William G. and Shirley Swenson Home
The house’s original cypress siding was covered with buff brick veneer in 1928. Exterior cypress columns were replaced with brick columns, and the wood shake roof was converted to clay tile. Also during this renovation, a porch on the south side was enclosed and a second floor sunroom was added.
The home features the broad overhangs and long, horizontal lines indicative of the Prairie architectural style. Mission-style elements include quatrefoil windows and a curved dormer over the front entrance. After the deaths of W.G. Swenson
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16526.)
Location. 32° 28.174′ N, 99° 44.462′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of Swenson Street and N. 18th Street, on the right when traveling south on Swenson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1726 Swenson St, Abilene TX 79603, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hardin-Simmons University Student Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Babe Shaw Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Albert G. Maroscher Memoriam (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Hardin-Simmons Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hardin-Simmons University (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ackers - McMillan House (approx. 0.8 miles away); James Harrison Parramore (approx. 0.9 miles away); Abilene Negro High School (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
Also see . . . The Swenson turns 100: House has a grand past. The Swenson turns 100: House has a grand past Article from the (Submitted on October 16, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 274 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 16, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.