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Mark in Texas History: Historic Abernathy House still in use today

Updated: Mar. 7, 2021 at 3:51 PM CST
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PITTSBURG, Texas (KLTV) - This beautiful house, built in the late 1800s, is still in use today.

David Abernathy was a major leader in Pittsburg and had this house built in 1896. It is a two-story Queen Anne-style home. It has a wraparound porch, spindle, and a front gable. The original front door is intact. Much of the interior is also the same.

Abernathy was mayor of Pittsburg for 52 years. His grandson, also named David, was born in this house. He is the city’s current mayor. The house was expanded and modified after World War 2, and it became a recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 2015.

Today it is owned by a business that hosts weddings, receptions, and other events. If you’d like to take a look at this historic home, it is located on the southwest corner of Quitman and Texas streets.

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