Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Hattie and Henry Sayles, Sr., House
Hattie and Henry Sayles, Sr., built this house about 1889, at a time when few homes existed on present-day Sayles Avenue. Portions of the house, including a rear addition built sometime between 1895 and 1903, were remodeled after fire damage in 1941. Extensive renovations of the house began in 1974.
The house is an excellent example of a late Victorian-era dwelling. It features finely-executed Queen Anne details, including porches with turned wood posts and balusters, jigsawn brackets and frieze, shingled and decorative wood gable ends, and a decorative brick chimney.
As the president of Abilene Land and Improvement Company, Henry Sayles, Sr., was responsible for the development of Abilene’s Sayles Avenue neighborhood. The house remained in Sayles’ family until 1974.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1995
Location. 32° 26.633′ N, 99° 44.898′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of Sayles Boulevard and S. 7th Street, on the right when traveling south on Sayles Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is located at the northwest corner of the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 642 Sayles Blvd, Abilene TX 79605, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Childers Classical Institute (approx. half a mile away); Company I 7th Texas Infantry (approx. half a mile away); Magee House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Guitar Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Weather Bureau Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Laughter Undertaking Co. (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Bankhead Highway (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
Regarding Hattie and Henry Sayles, Sr., House. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 27, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.