Details for Skaggs House (Atlas Number 5215004945)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5215004945


Marker Number 4945
Atlas Number 5215004945
Marker Title Skaggs House
Index Entry Skaggs House
Address 1027 S. Texas Ave.
City Weslaco
County Hidalgo
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 600896
UTM Northing 2892285
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; design and construction; Spanish Colonial Revival (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1993
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1027 S. Texas Ave., Weslaco
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Prominent Weslaco bankers and citrus farmers C. Lester (1896-1966) and Florence Richardson Skaggs (1884-1983) bought 15 acres here in 1924. This Spanish colonial revival style residence, built in 1927, was designed for the Skaggses by prolific Weslaco architect R. Newell Waters. It features an off-center entry and metal casement windows. The house remained in the Skaggs family until 1992. The house, native vegetation, and adjoining orchard provide a glimpse of Welaco's emerging prosperity in the late 1920s. This site became the subject of conservation and preservation efforts in the early 1990s. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1993.