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Platt-Simpson Building

 
 
Platt-Simpson Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
1. Platt-Simpson Building Marker
Inscription. Radcliff Platt constructed the original portion of this building about 1871. He operated a livery stable here until 1890 and lived in one side of the structure for a number of years. In 1901 J.S. Simpson (1854-1934) purchased and enlarged the earlier building to accommodate his hardware store, which occupied this location until the 1930s. The structure features large arched windows with stone trim and a decorative brick cornice.
 
Erected 1982 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14334.)
 
Location. 30° 16.041′ N, 97° 44.395′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on East 6th Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 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. J. L. Buaas Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Davidís Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); Driskill Hotel (about 500 feet away); Site of John Bremond & Company (about 600 feet away); Sixth Street (about 600 feet away); O. Henry
Platt-Simpson Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
2. Platt-Simpson Building and Marker
(about 600 feet away); Hotel Provident and Heierman Building (about 700 feet away); Littlefield 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 517 times since then and 32 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 6, 2016.
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