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Built in 1904, the Kate Turner home was once one of the finest and most expensive homes in the county.


  • This May 24, 1985 ad shows the old Kate Turner home in the background.

The Kate Turner home sits on West Main Street in Magnolia and was once one of the finest and most expensive homes in the county. Built in 1904, by J.W. and Kate Kelso Turner. J.W. was a local hardware store owner. The land was given to Kate by her father J.M. Kelso, a local lawyer and one of the first pioneer families in the area.

In 1922, a small maid's quarters were moved very close to the home and later adjoined to the house in 1976. This old addition has since been removed. An interesting building on the Kate Turner property is the original carriage house. This unique building is a one and one-half story out-building that is now used for storage.

You can check out more photos and info on renovation work on The Kate Turner House Facebook page. 

(Please remember these homes & buildings are often privately owned. Do not the enter the property without obtaining the owners permission.)

National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service

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