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Migel House was designed in 1910 by Architect, Milton M. Scott, who is considered by many to be one of Waco's greatest architects, notable in Texas in the early 20th century.  

He lived from 1872 to 1930 and contributed to the production of numerous buildings in the Central Texas area.  Some of his more iconic structures are the ALICO building, Dr. Pepper Museum, Waco Hippodrome and the Roosevelt Hotel.  Migel House was originally built by an investor named Nelson Smith. Several years went by before it was sold to Louis Migel, co-owner of Goldstein-Migel department store, one of the largest department stores in Waco at the time.  In the early days there were accounts of lavish garden parties and community gatherings at the home.   

Milton M. Scott

Milton M. Scott

Louis Migel

Louis Migel

2014 Stag & Thistle newsletter of the Clan Scott Society, a family name Scottish heritage educational charity.  Great Scott!, article series about famous people with the last name Scott, featuring Milton Scott.

Great Scott Milton Scott

Euquenia Nash Lanham Patton recalls her time living at Migel House in these excerpts from her Journal, Down Memory Lane with Feetie.  

"The summer I was 14, was when Daddy decided to buy the Parker Home (Bertie's father) 1425 Columbus." - Euquenia Nash Lanham Patton

"The summer I was 14, was when Daddy decided to buy the Parker Home (Bertie's father) 1425 Columbus." - Euquenia Nash Lanham Patton

"This was also, when Dad sold our home to Louis Migel and started building Zoo Castle. I was heart broken but taxes got so high, and he could see that the main residential areas would be out Austin [Ave.]." - Euquenia Nash Lanham Patton

"This was also, when Dad sold our home to Louis Migel and started building Zoo Castle. I was heart broken but taxes got so high, and he could see that the main residential areas would be out Austin [Ave.]." - Euquenia Nash Lanham Patton