National Register of Historic Places in Merced County
The Thomas H. Leggett House was built circa 1890 at a site three blocks from the courthouse in an early residential section of Merced.
The single story cottage has retained high integrity of design, and is an outstanding local example of its type and period. Styling is highly eclectic, combining elements of Queen Anne, Stick and Eastlake into an eye-catching statement of late 19th century design. Of the homes built prior to 1900 in the community, it is one of only seven which still remain.
Thomas H. Leggett was an important local citizen who served as Constable and as Postmaster during the early years of the community's history.
Adapted from the NRHP nomination.