MAGOFFIN HOME STATE HISTORIC SITE
MAGOFFIN HOME STATE HISTORIC SITE. The Magoffin Home State Historic Site (formerly 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 operated the park through 2007. Effective January 1, 2008, operational control of Magoffin Home State Historic Site was transferred to the Texas Historical Commission.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Martin Donell Kohout, "Magoffin Home State Historic Site," accessed December 10, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ghm01.
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