Ace of Clubs

Ace of Clubs House

420 Pine Street

Historical Downtown Texarkana

GPS Coordinates: 33° 25’26”N, 94° 02’38”W


Architectural Style: Italianate

The Ace of Clubs House, also known as the historic Draughon-Moore home was built in 1885 in the shape of a playing card, the “club”. Local legend says that the house was built using the $10,000 winnings from a poker game.  The house is two stories tall, featuring a beautiful spiral staircase, and a 20 foot cupula. Its octagonal rotunda connects to a rectangular salon and three other octagonal rooms, forming a clover leaf pattern very much like an Ace of Clubs. This house is considered one of the most unique in the country.  The Ace of Clubs House has appeared in several publications and broadcasts, including HGTV’s “Christmas Castles” and “Bob Villa’s Guide to Historic Homes.” This beautiful house now serves the people of Texarkana as a museum, and can also be used for weddings, receptions, lawn parties, and club or business meetings.


This information is brought to you from the archives of the Texarkana Museums System and the vision of Mrs. Marguerite Hillier. Let us not forget her love of history, dedication to the education of future generations and great strides towards the betterment of our community.

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