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Home > Texas > Concho vicinity > Rich Coffey Ranch, Approximately 3 miles East-Northeast of Leaday, Concho, Concho County, TX



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Distant View Of Southeast Corner
HB1111350
Distant View Of Southeast Corner
Distant View Of Northeast Corner, View To West
HB1111351
Distant View Of Northeast Corner, View To West


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Location
Approximately 3 miles East-Northeast of Leaday, Concho vicinity, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3354
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N97).
Significance: The Rich Coffey house is architecturally significant as a building and stylistic type, unusual for this region. Climatic adaptation and site orientation are important; the house is oriented to the south to catch prevailing breezes. Craftsmanship is extraordinary, with excellent carpentry and superior stonework. The use of local materials is noteworthy; the stone was quarried on the site, and the lime mortar produced on the site. The complex is culturally significant as the residence of Concho County's first pioneering family; the Coffeys were the first permanent settlers at the confluence of the Colorado and Concho Rivers, and the house was constructed for the first of that family, Richard Coffey, who became an almost legendary figure in the history of West Texas. The structure is also important because of its association with Jonathan Cook, an outstanding Texas stonemason with several associated architectural works in the area. In addition, the house structure and outbuildings are in a remarkably unchanged state and as a complex present a viable image of a working cattle ranch in the last decades of the nineteenth century and the first years of the twentieth.

Subjects
Ranches


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. DISTANT VIEW OF SOUTHEAST CORNER
2. DISTANT VIEW OF NORTHEAST CORNER, VIEW TO WEST


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