Details for XIT General Office (Atlas Number 5205005916)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5205005916

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Marker Number 5916
Atlas Number 5205005916
Marker Title XIT General Office
Index Entry XIT General Office
Address 517 Railroad Ave
City Channing
County Hartley
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 741523
UTM Northing 3952444
Subject Codes ranches/ranching; buildings
Marker Year 1994
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 517 Railroad Avenue, Channing
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Built in 1898-99 to house the general offices of the 3,000,000-acre XIT Ranch, this building also served as the residence of the ranch's general manager. Five railroad cars of bricks were brought in to construct the house, which features Victorian-era detailing in its decorative brackets and turned wood columns. Designed to impress visitors to the ranch, the building's Victorian elements distinguished it from the surrounding ranching environment. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1964.