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XIT GENERAL OFFICE
Channing, Texas

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

517 Railroad Avenue, Channing, Texas
Channing Tx - XIT General Office
XIT General Office
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Historical Marker Text

XIT General Office

Built in 1898-99 to house the general offices of the 3,000,000-acre XIT Ranch, this building also served as the residence of the ranch's general manager. Five railroad cars of bricks were brought in to construct the house, which features Victorian-era detailing in its decorative brackets and turned wood columns. Designed to impress visitors to the ranch, the building's Victorian elements distinguished it from the surrounding ranching environment.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1964.
Channing Tx - XIT General Office Historical  Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Channing Tx - XIT General Office
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Channing Tx - XIT General Office architectural details
Architectural Details - Victorian Elements
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
See Texas Ranching | Texas Architecture
Channing TX - Water Tower XIT General Office
Channing water tower and the former XIT general office
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March 2008
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