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Abner Hugh Cook

 
 
Abner Hugh Cook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
1. Abner Hugh Cook Marker
Inscription. A native of North Carolina, Abner Cook came to the newly created capital city of Austin in 1839 with a skill in design and construction that soon earned him the title of master builder. Working as architect, engineer, and contractor, Cook produced some of the finest public buildings and Greek Revival homes in Texas, including the Governorís Mansion and the Neill-Cochran House (2310 San Gabriel, Austin). A charter member of Austinís First Presbyterian Church, Abner Cook died soon after completing work on the Old Main Building (now razed) on the University of Texas campus.
 
Erected 1985 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14789.)
 
Location. 30° 16.556′ N, 97° 43.598′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Navasota Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 Navasota Street, Austin TX 78702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Swante Palm (within shouting distance of this marker); Susanna W. Dickinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Jackson Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); Johann Jacob Groos
Abner Hugh Cook Gravestone and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
2. Abner Hugh Cook Gravestone and Marker
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major William Martin “Buck” Walton (about 500 feet away); Oakwood Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Joseph Baker (about 600 feet away); Peter Henry Oberwetter (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
More about this marker. Marker and gravesite are located at section 1, Lot 158 at the Oakwood Cemetery.
 
Also see . . .
1. Handbook of Texas Online - Abner Hugh Cook. (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
2. The Old Main Building at the University of Texas. In 1839, three years after Texas gained independence, the initial forty-acre site was chosen for the future University of Texas. Live oaks and mesquite trees covered the location referred to as "College Hill". (Submitted on December 30, 2009.) 
 
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Governor's Mansion image. Click for more information.
By Emil Niggli, Photographer, March 19, 1934
3. Governor's Mansion
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 70000896
HABS TEX,226,-AUST,3-
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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Neill-Cochran House image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 8, 2007
4. Neill-Cochran House
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. NRHP Reference#: 70000768
 
 
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