Big Country Roots: The Swenson House


ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) – The Swenson House in Abilene was built by W.G. and Shirley Swenson on fifty-eight acres.

In 1928, the Swenson’s completed a major remodeling of the home, adding Grape Arbor and many Spanish Colonial revival architectural features.

What makes the Swenson home unique is that so many of the original features have been preserved. Since 1991, the Abilene Preservation League has been in charge of preserving the historic Abilene home.

Diane Keeble, of the Abilene Preservation League, says “we just would like for all of Abilene to know about the Swenson House and its importance to Abilene… it’s historic value, and how the Abilene Preservation League wants to keep it up.”

Keeble says that the league hosts various fundraisers to help pay for the upkeep of the historic Swenson House. 


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