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Harrington House Celebrates 100 Years

Volunteers spent the morning at work, preparing to celebrate 100 years at the Harrington House.

Volunteers spent the morning at work, preparing to celebrate 100 years at the Harrington House. 

This historic home was built by the Ladergin family in 1914. Don and Sybil Harrington moved in to the home in 1940, filling the rooms with art and history.

"It seems to tell the story of Amarillo really. Ranchers, the Landergin family build this house. And the oil industry, the Harringtons took it and refurbished it and now it's open for tours, a hisotric home," Dorothy Patterson, a Harrington House Board Member said. 

Located on Polk Street, the historic Harrington House is right in the center of downtown. Volunteer mentors offer tours each Tuesday and Thursday.

The volunteers and board members who work so hard to keep this home running say they want people to know how special it is.

"When you drive by and you see something as wonderful as this, in Amarillo, try to stop or find out if there's something, an availability to visit," Allee Bass, a Harrington House Board Member said.

Starting this week, the doors of the home will open again for tours, offering Panhandle residents a chance to be a part of this centennial celebration. 

The tours are free, and open tpo groups of up to four people.

The tour lasts about 50 minutes. You have to call the Harrington House ahead of time at (806) 374-5490  to schedule your tour.

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