Texas Attractions: White-Pool House Museum
Address: 112 East Murphy, Odessa, TX 79761-6530
About the White-Pool House Museum:
Built in 1887 by Charles White, a Quaker who led his family to Odessa from Indiana, the White-Pool House Museum is inside the oldest residential structure in the city.
The two-story brick house now serves as the home to this museum, which focuses on local and regional history. The White-Pool House Museum includes period furnishings starting from the 1880s ranching era through the 1920s oil period, along with artifacts and collectibles tracing those time periods.
The structure is on the National Registry of Historic Landmarks. And here's a bit of trivia for you: it's built on the highest point in Odessa. Also on the property are a windmill, a red sandstone fence and a 14-foot water cistern also constructed from red sandstone.
The White-Pool House Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 0a.m.-3 p.m., or by appointment. Special tours are available with reservations. There is no admission fee.
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