Travel Attractions

The Whitaker-McClendon House

806 West Houston Street Tyler, TX 75701
Phone: (903) 592-3533

The Whitaker-McClendon House which is in the listing of Historic Places in National Register was built in the late 19th century by an attorney named Harrison Moores Whitaker.

The land was given to him as a gift on the occasion of his marriage with Mattie, the daughter of Micajah H.Bonner, the Supreme Court Justice of Texas. It was bought from James Pinckney Henderson who was the first governor of Texas.

The house is also called Bonner-Whitaker-McClendon House. It is a living history museum which is at Houston Street in Tyler in the county of Smith in Texas. Documents from the period of Antebellum till World Wars and various artifacts are featured in the museum. It is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays and during select periods the time of public visit is extended.

This Victorian architecture is a two-story structure built of pine and cypress on brick foundation. The house was later purchased by the brother in law of Mattie Whitaker, Sidney Smith McClendon in the year 1907. He made some alterations in the structure in the year 1910. An attached bathroom to the bedroom was added with a front porch.

Take a step back to the grand age of Victorian times. Costumed docents and period entertainment will welcome you. Explore possibilities for your use of this wonderful Victorian house or just visit!

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