Details for Houghton House (Atlas Number 5375002579)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5375002579


Marker Number 2579
Atlas Number 5375002579
Marker Title Houghton House
Index Entry Houghton House
Address 1700 Polk Street
City Amarillo
County Potter
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 241466
UTM Northing 3898429
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Business topics, general; design and construction; Praire School (Archictectural style)
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1700 Polk Street (Junior League Headquarters), Amarillo.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This two-story residence was constructed in 1914 for Kentucky native John Malcolm Shelton (1852-1923), a prominent Panhandle cattleman and businessman. Built by W.M. Rice, it was designed by Amarillo architect Joseph Champ Berry. Following Shelton's death, the house was inherited by his daughter Martha, the wife of rancher Ted Houghton. She resided here until 1965. Built of brick, the home features detailing of the Prairie Style.