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Littlefield Building

 
 
Littlefield Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 30, 2007
1. Littlefield Building Marker
Inscription. George Washington Littlefield (1842-1920) came to Texas from Mississippi in 1850. After serving in Terry’s Texas Rangers in the Civil War, he made his fortune ranching and driving cattle. He moved to Austin in 1883 and, in 1890, established the American National Bank, which included a ladies’ banking department. He hired architect C.H. Page, Jr., to design this Beaux Arts classical building, which opened in 1912 with a rooftop garden. His bank was on the ground floor. For the corner entrance, he commissioned Tiffany’s of New York to cast bronze, bas-relief doors by sculptor Daniel Webster. These were later donated to the University of Texas, of which Littlefield was a major benefactor.
 
Erected 2002 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12734.)
 
Location. 30° 16.082′ N, 97° 44.539′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is at the intersection of 601 Congress Ave and E 6th St, on the right when traveling west on 601 Congress Ave. Click for map. Marker is on E 6th St. side of building. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scarbrough Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of John Bremond & Company
Littlefield Building image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 30, 2007
2. Littlefield Building
(within shouting distance of this marker); Sixth Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Driskill Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stephen F. Austin Hotel (about 300 feet away); Hotel Provident and Heierman Building (about 400 feet away); Paramount Theatre (about 500 feet away); Offices Of The War Department And The Adjutant General (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  Austin Post Card. History of the Littlefield Building (Submitted on December 31, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 739 times since then and 8 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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