Details for Strickland-Sawyer House (Atlas Number 5139007152)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5139007152


Marker Number 7152
Atlas Number 5139007152
Marker Title Strickland-Sawyer House
Index Entry Strickland-Sawyer House
Address 500 Oldham Ave.
City Waxahachie
County Ellis
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 703428
UTM Northing 3586037
Subject Codes Victorian (architectural term); houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1980
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 500 Oldham Ave., Waxahachie
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Maggie Young Beall, a widow, built a house here in 1888. One year later is was purchased by J.F. Stickland (1861-1921), a cofounder of Texas Power and Light Company and a pioneer of area interurban lines. In 1897 he had C.W. Thrash build the present home over the existing residence. J.W. Sawyer (1868-1927), a druggist, bought the property in 1914 and members of his family lived here until 1945. The Victorian styling features a 3-story turret containing the interior stairwell.