Details for White-Pool House (Atlas Number 5135005786)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5135005786


Marker Number 5786
Atlas Number 5135005786
Marker Title White-Pool House
Index Entry White-Pool House
Address 112 E. Murphy
City Odessa
County Ector
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 749441
UTM Northing 3526019
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; pioneers
Marker Year 1980
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 112 E Murphy, Odessa
Marker Size 27" x 42"
Marker Text Charles White (1824-1905) moved his family here from Indiana seeking new business opportunities and a drier climate for his wife's health. With the aid of his sons Wilfred Walton White and Herbert Haughton White, he constructed this two-story brick residence in 1887, four years before the organization of Ector County. They modeled the home after their house in Indiana, adapting the style to the available building materials of the area. White farmed his 640-acre tract and also owned a mercantile store on the courthouse square. White's original tract, sold following his death, was divided by later real state transactions. In 1923 the house and fifty acres were purchased by Oso William Pool (B.1891) who had homesteaded land in New Mexico prior to his service in world war I. During the housing shortage created by the area oil boom of 1927, pool converted his residence into sale as individual lots. Later that year he married Helen Augutha Voss and they occupied the front part of the house. They moved in 1929, but member of the Pool family retained possession of the home until Oso Pool donated it to the county in 1977. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980.