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The Parker-Hamill House

611 NW. 3rd Street The Parker-Hamill House Built in 1885   The compassion that early-day citizens of Abilene showed for one another is evident in a story that surrounds this property.  A few days after Elizabeth Lemaster arrived with the … Continue reading

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The Mead-Rogers House

813 NW. 3rd Street The Rogers House Built in 1886   Reflecting the mid-Victorian years, this Italianate home was built in 1886 with an open plan and spacious interior that was a significant departure from familiar architectural tradition.  The layout … Continue reading

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The Harger House

607 NW. 3rd Street The Harger House Built in 1885   Dwight D. Eisenhower is said to have visited this home when it was owned by Charles Harger, the editor and owner of The Reflector, one of two local newspapers … Continue reading

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The Brewer House

418 NW. 5th Street The Brewer House Built in 1885 This Queen Anne house with an emphasized bay front wing has been nicknamed “The Showboat” by local residents who see similarities between the home’s design and a riverboat.  The house … Continue reading

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The Kirby House

205 NE. 3rd Street The Kirby House Built in 1885 Destroyed by Fire in 2013 Two prominent men who contributed to the growth and development of the city of Abilene – Joseph McCoy and Thomas Kirby – both once resided … Continue reading

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