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.