The Cottonland Castle

The Cottonland Castle (HM2F8V)

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N 31° 32.023', W 97° 9.473'

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Stone contractor John Tennant began this house in 1890, when Waco's cotton-based economy flourished. In 1906 Tennant sold the structure to Ripley Hanrick, a cotton broker, but it remained unfinished. With plans drawn by architect Roy Lane (1884-1956), "The Castle" was eventually completed in 1913 as a residence for businessman Alfred Abeel (1845-1922). Limestone detailing decorates the sandstone edifice. Fine materials such as marble and mahogany embellish the interior. The house later became a focal point for the Castle Heights area.
HM NumberHM2F8V
Year Placed1977
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 674886 N 3490224
Decimal Degrees31.53371667, -97.15788333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 32.023', W 97° 9.473'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 32' 1.3800000000002" N, 97° 9' 28.38" W
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