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J. L. Buaas Building

 
 
J. L. Buaas Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
1. J. L. Buaas Building Marker
Inscription. Norwegian immigrant John L. Buaas moved to Austin in 1839 and in 1872 was appointed city alderman by Reconstruction Governor E.J. Davis. In 1875 he built a mercantile store here. The two-story Italianate commercial structure was designed with two facades, one facing Pine (5th) Street, and the other on Pecan (6th) Street. Buaas sold the building in 1879, and since then it has been used for various commercial establishments and is now part of the revitalization of Old Pecan Street.
 
Erected 1983 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14635.)
 
Location. 30° 16.018′ N, 97° 44.334′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on East 6th Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 407 E 6th St, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Platt-Simpson Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); O. Henry (about 400 feet away); Cactus Theater (about 500 feet away); Saint Davidís Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); Driskill Hotel (approx.
J. L. Buaas Building image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
2. J. L. Buaas Building
0.2 miles away); Site of John Bremond & Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sixth Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Randerson-Lundell Building (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 610 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 5, 2016.
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