Sam Bell Maxey House

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Samule Bell Maxey House
Paris July 2015 56 (Sam Bell Maxey House).jpg
Location 812 E. Church St.
NRHP Reference # 71000943[1]
RTHL # 8208
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 18, 1971
Designated RTHL 1962

The Sam Bell Maxey House is a historic house in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. Samuel Bell Maxey, a prominent local attorney and later two-term U.S. senator, built the large two-story house after serving as a major general in the Confederate Army.[2] It is built in the High Victorian Italianate style.

From 1868 to 1966, the house was the home of Samuel B. Maxey and his family. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places listings in Lamar County, Texas on March 18, 1971.[3] The house was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1962.[4] Restoration was completed September 1, 1980, and it was opened to the public on a tour basis. On January 1, 2008, the house was transferred from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to the Texas Historical Commission and is now operated at the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ TSHA Handbook of Texas Online
  3. ^ "NRHP Maxey House". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "RTHL Maxey House". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 

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Coordinates: 33°39′14″N 95°33′18″W / 33.6539°N 95.5550°W / 33.6539; -95.5550