The Dog Days of Summer

Join good friends from Swenson House Historical Society and Abilene Preservation League as we commemorate the long-awaited deed transfer.

Tuesday, August 20th, 7pm at the  Swenson House, 1726 Swenson Street.

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J.D. Magee House

Renamed “The Resilient,” J.D. Magee House was recently recognized with a Preservation Texas Honor Award!

Read about this and more in Place Matters, our newsletter.

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Abilene T & P District Walking Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the frontier builders that made Abilene what it is today!




Magee House


Renamed “The Resilient”

Built in 1903

Colonial Revival Style

Received a Preservation Texas Honor Award


Hotel Wooten


David Castle, Architect

Built in 1930 by H.O. Wooten

Neo-Gothic Style

Restored in 2005


With your support, the APL can continue to support, the Big Country’s rich architectural and cultural heritage.

Paramount Theater


David Castle, Architect

Built in 1930 by H.O. Wooten

Exotic Revival  Style

Restored in 1986


The Grace Hotel


Renamed “The Drake” in 1946

Built in 1909

Late Victorian  Style

Saved in 1987 by Abilene Preservation League



Experience Classic Beauty.

Become a part of the history.


The Elks Art Center is conveniently located in the T&P Historic District within Downtown Abilene, between The Grace Museum and across from the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in the Rhodes Building.

The Grand ballroom and Basement is prepared and available for a host of events from weddings to conferences with the ballroom seating 170 comfortably for your occasion.



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