Details for Johnson-Taylor House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5309002838


Marker Number 2838
Atlas Number 5309002838
Marker Title Johnson-Taylor House
Index Entry Johnson-Taylor House
City Waco
County McLennan
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 672273
UTM Northing 3493641
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1963
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1705 N. 5th St., Waco (corner of 5th & Garland); (also called Nell Pape Garden Center)
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Erected 1873-79 by merchant Sanford Taylor as a simple, two-story pink brick residence, this house acquired its grand manner after sale (1912) to P.G. and Eva Carter Taylor. The Taylors made basic architectural changes,adding north wing and portico with handsome french doors, fan lights with fine tracery, and other embellishments. Purchased in 1957 for Waco Council of Garden Clubs, this is now the Nell Pape Garden Center.

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