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By Randy Dodd | Agent in Abilene, TX

City of Abilene Texas Landmark Home

This 1921 City of Abilene Texas Landmark home is one of many “Parramore Style" homes on the North side of town. It was built and owned by Mary Parrmare and Ed Douthis. It was the first house in Abilene to have a doorbell!!! It is said that no one in Abilene knew how to install it at the time. Story has it that Mary Parrmare traded the porch light fixture for the installation of the doorbell and for many years no fixtures were on the home.

What did people do before doorbells? Just stand outside until someone opened the door...

Other knowns facts:

Only 3 owners

Sold in 2010 with only 4 days on the market

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