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  • Home has its own historical marker
  • Spread out with over 4,000 square feet

One thing I love about older homes that have not been completely restored is that the price is right. It will still be livable, while you make any improvements you desire.

This Lufkin, Texas home falls into that category. There is so much to love in this 3 bedroom 3 and a half bath home at 503 North Raguet Street.

Recent improvements include a fresh coat of paint and a new roof in 2021, which is a great start for this once very lavish home.

Own Your Own Piece Of History In Downtown Lufkin

The home is listed for only $199,000 and you get a lot of backstory for your money. The home was built by a prominent Lufkin attorney, Chester B. Collins.  (1888 -1960)

Not only that, it was built from lumber that was given to him by a client on trial for murder. Lillian Knox gave Collins the actual wood used to build this bungalow in the 1920s after successfully defending him in a murder case.

The two-story home sits on corbeled brick piers and has wide gables with brackets, a corbeled chimney, and a ton of windows that let in a lot of natural light.

The Collins-Shotwell House In Lufkin Is For Sale 

The Jean Shotwell family owned the home from 1936 to 1974 and rented it to Marvin L. Marsh, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) district commander.

If you buy this home you won't have to remember all of these details because they are all documented on the historical marker placed out front by the Texas Historical Commission. The official historical Medalion is one of the coolest features on almost an acre of property.

Take a look around and see the potential of this over-100-year-old home.

Historical Home Once Owned By A Prominent Lufkin Lawyer

 It was built from lumber that was given to him by a client on trial for murder.

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These remaining wanted fugitives are hiding from Texas law enforcement so they don't go to, or back to, jail including a Lufkin, Texas man.








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