Details for Presiding Elder's House (Atlas Number 5139007140)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5139007140


Marker Number 7140
Atlas Number 5139007140
Marker Title Presiding Elder's House
Index Entry Presiding Elder's House
Address 201 Oldham Ave.
City Waxahachie
County Ellis
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings, Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination, Victorian (architectural term)
Marker Year 1988
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 201 Oldham Ave., Waxahachie
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built in 1901, this house served as the parsonage for the presiding elder (district superintendent) of the Waxahachie district of the Northwest Texas Conference of the Methodist Church for more than 40 years. Mrs. M.J. Cooke, for whom the house was built, sold it to the Methodist Conference in 1902. The Rev. O.F. Sensabaugh was the first of 13 church officials to reside in the house, which features late Victorian - era detailing in its porch, windows and gables.