History of Farm & Farmhouse

The historical and architectural significance of the Prairie-style McKinney-Aday Farmhouse has been acknowledged by its being awarded a Historic Waxahachie, Inc. marker in 2012 and designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark by the Texas State Historical Commission in 2013. 

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Marker (larger image)

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Dedication Program

History of the McKinney – Aday Farmhouse

Tour of Farmhouse

During the first weekend in June during the Waxahachie Gingerbread Trail Weekend visitors can enjoy a FREE tour of the 1913 McKinney-Aday Farmhouse.  The beautifully restored historic farmhouse is fully appointed with early to middle 20th century furnishings to reflect the home life of early Ellis County farm families.

Photos of 2023 Tour

Photos of 2024 Tour

Restoration of Farmhouse

Below is a link to a You Tube video of an interview with Anthony Mottla, who drew up the architectural plans for the restoration of the McKinney-Aday Farmhouse, and Homeowner Lu Ann Aday conducted by Andrew Branca, Waxahachie Daily Light reporter and staff writer (published on May 11, 2012):

Farm House Restoration Interview

Want Even More History and Information?

Below is a link to a slide show presentation that gives a much more extensive history of and details about the future plans for the Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm Inc.

History of the Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm