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MAGOFFIN HOME STATE HISTORICAL PARK. The Magoffin Home State Historical Park, in El Paso, preserves the Territorial-style adobe house built by Joseph Magoffin in 1875. The house originally had six rooms around a large central hall, but an addition was built and the adobe exterior covered with lime plaster sometime before 1887. Three more rooms, probably dating to the 1870s, were attached to the main house later. Members of the Magoffin family occupied the home until 1986; in 1976, however, the state of Texas and the city of El Paso jointly purchased the property. The home contains many of the family's furnishings. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department operates the park.

Martin Donell Kohout


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Martin Donell Kohout, "MAGOFFIN HOME STATE HISTORICAL PARK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.