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Southwestern Telegraph & Telephone Building

 
 
Southwestern Telegraph & Telephone Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 9, 2007
1. Southwestern Telegraph & Telephone Building Marker
Inscription. Veteran Travis County official and historian Frank Brown (1833-1913) erected this structure in 1886. Southwestern Telegraph & Telephone Company bought and restyled the building in 1898. Architect A.O. Watson designed the ornate façade. Previously in rented quarters at various sites, S.T.&T. occupied this as the city’s first telephone building. The John L. Martin family owned the structure from 1922 to 1976.
 
Erected 1977 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14090.)
 
Location. 30° 16.001′ N, 97° 44.611′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 Congress Ave, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Site of First Methodist Church of Austin (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Provident and Heierman Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scarbrough Building (about 500 feet away); Littlefield Building (about 600 feet away); O. Henry Hall (about 700 feet away); Site of John Bremond & Company (about 700 feet away); Sixth Street (about 700 feet away); Driskill Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Southwestern Telegraph & Telephone Building image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 9, 2007
2. Southwestern Telegraph & Telephone Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 26 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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