Details for Waggoner-Hicks House (Atlas Number 5487005702)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5487005702


Marker Number 5702
Atlas Number 5487005702
Marker Title Waggoner-Hicks House
Index Entry Waggoner-Hicks House
Address 2760 Paradise St.
City Vernon
County Wilbarger
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 472930
UTM Northing 3778922
Subject Codes Colonial Revival; ranches/ranching; houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style); oil/petroleum topics
Marker Year 1988
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 2760 Paradise St., Vernon
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Spottswood Lomax, a founder of the noted Matador and Espuela (Spur) ranches of Texas, built a Queen Anne house here in 1890. It was remodeled in the colonial revival style around the turn of the century by the prominent cattleman W. T. "Tom" Waggoner, who deeded it to his son, local banker Guy Leslie Waggoner, in 1904. Three years later, Vernon farmer and oil investor E. P. Hicks purchased the property and it remained in his family until 1967. (Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1988)