Doris Peterson Painting

This Painting represents the house as when the Rayburns resided in Odessa; by Doris Peterson. When Jim Parker moved to Odessa from Midland this is the appearance of the ranch house. The Parker family updated the structure and added many comforts.

Upstairs many of the rooms are filled with items of yesteryear.

Homer Henderson law officer of Ector County is represented here with a saddle, spurs, and other items from earlier years. A photo of Officer Henderson is on one of our other pages. Nephew, Sonny Henderson has donated these items to the Parker House Museum. This ranch museum contains many memories of the past; not only of the Parkers but of the other pioneers.

Tom Lea 'reproduction' Painting
Stampede (1940), Tom Lea
A reproduction of Lea's 700 pound mural, which hangs at Odessa's Main Post Office, is on permanent display at the Parker House Museum, 118 Maple, Odessa, Texas 79761. I'm sure many a cowboy had dreams of something like this happening. Mr. Lea's painting adds flavor to the stories of Odessa and Western Texas.

Courtesy, The PARKER HOUSE Museum; Richard Cummins Director

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Updated: July 13, 1998