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Sweetbrush

The Swisher-Scott House

 
 
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By Keith Peterson, September 3, 2007
1. Sweetbrush Marker
Inscription. Banker John Milton Swisher (1819-1891) built this residence in 1853 in the 400 block of San Antonio St. Noted architect-builder Abner Cook designed the Greek Revival house. In the 1920s, Dr. and Mrs. Z.T. Scott found the building in deteriorated condition. They moved it to this site, restored and enlarged it. A prominent physician and longtime chief of staff at Brackenridge Hospital, Dr. Scott (1880-1964) helped found the Austin Heritage Society.
 
Erected 1962 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14936.)
 
Location. 30° 18.18′ N, 97° 46.676′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2408 Sweetbrush Dr, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Taylor Lime Kiln No. 1 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Laguna Gloria (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lilia and Josephine Casis (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Mabry (approx. 1.1 miles away); Major John B. Jones (approx. 1.1 miles away); Texas and the Civil War State Military Board
Sweetbrush image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 3, 2007
2. Sweetbrush
(approx. 1.1 miles away); William Steele (approx. 1.1 miles away); Adjutants General (approx. 1.1 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 822 times since then and 4 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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