The Copperas Cove Historical Society recently toured the Allin house, one of the oldest homes in Copperas Cove, hoping to work with the city in turning the house in to a museum.
The 1,722-square-foot home located at 401 North Main Street has been on the market for several years and is currently owned by the city and listed through Donlie McMullin Realty for $175,000. In 1998, the Texas Historical Commission, dedicated to historic preservation throughout Texas, recognized the Allin house with an Official Texas Historical Marker which is located by the front of the house.
Jouett Allin was Copperas Cove’s first mayor when the town was incorporated in 1913. Both Jouett Allin and his wife Emma Allin were very active in the community with Jouett Allin becoming a Masonic Worshipful Master and Grand Master as well as serving as a city alderman, banker and a member of several organizations. Emma Allin was a church and civic leader as well as a school teacher and an attorney. The Allin house was built by Jouett Allin in 1913.
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