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Taken 27-Dec-16
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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:Allin House, Coryell County Historical Marker
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.83 MB
Image typeJPEG
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Date taken27-Dec-16 10:13
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Camera modelNIKON D90
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ISO speedISO 200
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Allin House

Allin House

Copperas Covebr/ Coryell County, Texasbr/ 31 07.594' N 97 54.088' Wbr/ Directions: Start at the intersection of Avenue A and Main Street. The house is on the northwest corner of the 401 N. Main br/ Text: Born in Chicago, Illinois, Emma Barker (1865-1955) was reared in Wisconsin and moved to Copperas Cove between 1885 and 1887 when her father obtained a land patent from the state. Jouett Allin (1868-1936) was born in Kentucky. He arrived in Texas at age 17 and worked for the Gulf, Colorado and Sant Fe Railroad. They married in 1890 in Copperas Cove. Both Emma and Jouett continued to work for the railroad for several years. The Allins eventually settled in Copperas Cove and Jouett Allin became the town's first mayor when it was incorporated in 1913. He and Emma built their first home that same year on land she inherited from her mother. Designed by architect H. D. Pampel of Temple, this structure is an excellent example of the craftsman style, with features such as a frame construction bungalow plan with a three-bay front porch with box columns, a gable roof and a palladian window. The house was among the most prominent homes in Copperas Cove. In addition to his mayoral service, Jouett Allin was a banker, city alderman, landowner and member of several fraternal organizations, swerving as both worshipful master and grand master in area masonic lodges. Emma Barker Allin worked as an attorney and schoolteacher. She was well known in Copperas Cove as a church, civic and social leader. The Allins are interred in the Copperas Cove city cemetery. Their house was sold to cousins in 1953 and remained in the family until it was purchased by the city in 1986.