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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fischer House

 
 
Fischer House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 8, 2007
1. Fischer House Marker
Inscription. Prussian native Joseph Fischer (1826-1889) constructed this home for his family in 1882 with the help of his son Francis. Skilled stonemasons, Joseph and Francis Fischer developed one of Austinís leading masonry contracting businesses and worked in the construction of many notable area buildings, including the Texas Capitol. The Fischer House reflects the quality of their craftsmanship in the elaborate ornamentation of brick and native limestone. High Victorian Italianate in design, the home was owned by family members until 1938.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.

 
Erected 1982 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6452.)
 
Location. 30° 16.464′ N, 97° 44.941′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from West Avenue near West 11th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1008 West Avenue, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George W. Sampson Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pease School (about 500 feet away); Moore-Flack House (about 600 feet away); The Boardman-Webb House
Fischer House image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 8, 2007
2. Fischer House
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Brizendine House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Austin High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gilfillan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robinson-Macken House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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