Thursday, August 28, 2014

2122 S. Harrison - the old Toney Chisum Home - Built in 1925

When I was researching the Amarillo automobile dealer Toney Chisum, who lived in Amarillo from 1916 until his death in 1944, I wanted to know not only where his business was located, but also where his home was located. I found out that he lived at 2022 S. Harrison Street in 1926, but I could not find that address on Google Maps, so I then checked the old Sanborn Insurance maps for the year 1921 and found that houses south of 21st & Harrison were unexplainably numbered 20** instead of 21**. In more recent times, however, the city of Amarillo has apparently changed the addresses for that area causing 2022 S. Harrison to become 2122 S. Harrison. I have been told by a relative of a previous owner of the house that Toney Chisum was, indeed, once the owner of the house, which was built in 1925.

Information on Amarillo automobile distributor Toney Chisum (22 Dec 1885 - 6 Oct 1944)

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