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Big Spring in Howard County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Potton House

 
 
Potton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
1. Potton House Marker
Inscription. Joseph Potton (1847-1920), a native of England and master mechanic for Texas & Pacific Railroad, built this Victorian residence in 1901. Designed by the Fort Worth firm of S. B. Haggart and Son, the house was constructed of Pecos sandstone with iron pillars and zinc gable decorations. Potton, a school board trustee, and his wife occupied the home after he retired in 1912 and often entertained here. Later their daughter, Mrs. Henry R. Hayden, and her family resided here.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1976

 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4100.)
 
Location. 32° 15.134′ N, 101° 28.779′ W. Marker is in Big Spring, Texas, in Howard County. Marker is at the intersection of South Gregg Street (U.S. 87) and West 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south on South Gregg Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 South Gregg Street, Big Spring TX 79720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The J. & W. Fisher Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Historical Big Spring Meat Market (approx. 0.2 miles away); Big Spring Hardware Company
Potton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
2. Potton House Marker
small plaque below marker reads:
Entered in the National Register of Historic Places 1975.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); First National Bank in Big Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); Settles Hotel (approx. mile away); St. Thomas Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); First Christian Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Big Spring School District (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Spring.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Potton House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
3. Potton House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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