The White-Pool House

The White-Pool House (HM1LY1)

Location: Odessa, TX 79761 Ector County
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N 31° 50.532', W 102° 21.849'

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Charles White (1824-1905) moved his family here from Indiana seeking new business opportunities and a drier climate for his wife's health. With the aid of his sons Wilfred Walton White and Herbert Haughton White, he constructed this two-story brick residence in 1887, four years before the organization of Ector County. They modeled the home after their house in Indiana, adapting the style to the available building materials of the area. White farmed his 640-acre tract and also owned a mercantile store on the courthouse square.
White's original tract, sold following his death, was divided by later real state transactions. In 1923 the house and fifty acres were purchased by Oso William Pool (B.1891) who had homesteaded land in New Mexico prior to his service in World War I.
During the housing shortage created by the area oil boom of 1927, Pool converted his residence into apartments and subdivided the surrounding land for sale as individual lots. Later that year he married Helen Augutha Voss and they occupied the front part of the house. They moved in 1929, but member of the Pool family retained possession of the home until Oso Pool donated it to the county in 1977.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980
HM NumberHM1LY1
Marker Number5786
Year Placed1980
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 749434 N 3525973
Decimal Degrees31.84220000, -102.36415000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 50.532', W 102° 21.849'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 50' 31.92" N, 102° 21' 50.94" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 E Murphy St, Odessa TX 79761, US
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