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Barr Mansion

 
 
Barr Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 29, 2007
1. Barr Mansion Marker
Inscription. Built in 1898 for cotton merchant William Braxton Barr (1864-1902) and his wife, Matilda (Tilly) Birdwell (1868-1951), this home was designed by Austin architect Charles Page. Barr named the surrounding community after his grandfather Capt. Erasmus Sprinkle (1813-1906), with whom he built a cotton gin and general store. When cotton prices fell in 1920, the thriving town of Sprinkle began to decline. The home, which features ornate Eastlake styling, remained in the Barr family until 1980.
 
Erected 1983 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15620.)
 
Location. 30° 21.125′ N, 97° 38.828′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10463 Sprinkle Rd, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Decker Swedish Evangelical Free Church and Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Fiskville (approx. 3.2 miles away); Evangelical Lutheran Church of Dessau (approx. 3.5 miles away); Decker United Methodist Church and Community (approx. 3.5 miles away); Walnut Creek Baptist Church
Barr Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 29, 2007
2. Barr Mansion
(approx. 3.6 miles away); The Old Zimmerman Home (approx. 4.1 miles away); Site of Pecan Springs School (approx. 4.5 miles away); Josiah Pugh Wilbarger (approx. 4.5 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 1,672 times since then and 19 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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