Odessa's Oldest Remaining Structure
Free Admission. Open Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 3pm
The White-Pool House Museum stands as the oldest remaining structure in Odessa, Texas. Built in 1887, restored during the 1979-1984 time period.
Rooms in the house are interpreted in two major time periods: The 1880's "Pioneer Era" representing the time of occupancy by the White family, and the 1930's "Oil Boom Era", representing the time of occupancy by the Pool family.
The museum complex features an Eclipse windmill and wood tank, barn replica, farm out-buildings, and an outhouse of handmade blocks from 1887. The barn also houses a permanent collection of horse drawn equipment.
The White-Pool House was donated to Ector County for historical preservation in 1978. The White-Pool House Friends, a non-profit organization was formed in 1986 to preserve the historic heritage of the house and buildings on the grounds.
The outside walls are red brick with plaster masonry over wooden lattice boards inside. The rock-lined cellar is made of native caliche rock found on the West Texas Prarie.