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George W. Sampson Home

 
 
George W. Sampson Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 15, 2007
1. George W. Sampson Home Marker
Inscription. Former Confederate Army Captain and leading Austin merchant George W. Sampson (1825-88) married Mary Goodwin Hall (b. 1845), niece of Gov. Edmund J. Davis. Their wedding in 1872 was the first held in the Governorís Mansion. In 1875 the Sampsons built this house of native limestone, hand-cut at the site. A cistern stored rainwater for what was possibly Austinís first complete indoor plumbing system. The gallery with Corinthian columns was added in the 1920s.
 
Erected 1982 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2162.)
 
Location. 30° 16.433′ N, 97° 44.872′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1003 Rio Grande St, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fischer House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moore-Flack House (about 400 feet away); Pease School (about 500 feet away); Brizendine House (about 500 feet away); The Boardman-Webb House (about 500 feet away); Gilfillan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Austin High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1933 Austin Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
George W. Sampson Home image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 15, 2007
2. George W. Sampson Home
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 770 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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