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Thompson Home

 
 
Thompson Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
1. Thompson Home Marker
Inscription. Painting contractor John W. Thompson married Jennie L. Metz in 1877. They built this home in the Robertson Hill development, a fashionable neighborhood of the day. The simple Victorian residence has an unusual porch railing and decorative trim. The Thompsonsí daughter Willie Mae (d. 1966) occupied the structure until her death. It was then acquired by Alpha Kappa Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. The graduate chapter was founded in 1940. The sorority restored the house as a meeting place in 1967. It is Austinís first black Greek letter house.
 
Erected 1978 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14898.)
 
Location. 30° 16.214′ N, 97° 43.556′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1171 San Bernard St, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wesley United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Carver Branch Library (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Desegregation of Texas High Schools (about 500 feet away); King-Tears Mortuary
Thompson Home image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
2. Thompson Home
(approx. 0.2 miles away); State Cemetery of Texas (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Tom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winslow Turner (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Weedon (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 638 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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