1910 Swenson House

A magnificent setting

The Swenson House

The Swenson House

Located at 1726 Swenson Street in Abilene, Texas

...for weddings, receptions, parties, teas, meetings and other gatherings. After two years of stabilization and restoration work, the Swenson House is now available for events. Scroll down for photos of the interior, our beautiful outdoor Arbor and information about rentals.

A brief history: Built in 1910 by W.G. and Shirley Swenson, the home was built on 58 acres owned by the family. Today the grounds cover a two acre city block. In 1928 the Swensons completed a major remodeling of the home, adding brick veneer, a grape arbor and many Spanish Colonial Revival architectural features. The Swenson home is unique because so many of the original features have been preserved.

The Abilene Preservation League has owned and maintained the Swenson House since 1991.

Renting the Swenson House for your event

The Swenson House is available for wedding receptions, performances, parties, meetings, workshops, retreats and conferences. Rentals are available seven days a week, 8 a.m. - 12 midnight. The house can accommodate around 110 for a seated dinner and a few more for a typical reception without table seating. Banquet tables and chairs must be rented and brought in. There is furniture in each room, and additional fees may apply for requests to move the furniture. There is a five-hour minimum on hourly rentals.

The Music Room has a baby grand piano. We have some restrictions on decorations and users must observe regulations governing the use of certain electrical equipment.

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For pricing, you may check out the pricing by clicking on the button below, or call us and tell us about the particular event you have in mind, 325-676-3775, extension 2. We'll recommend a package for you. Our e-mail address for questions is info@abilenepreservation.org

Abilene Preservation League members receive a 10% discount.

Make your own history with friends and family.....