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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Academy

 
 
The Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, April 4, 2010
1. The Academy Marker
Inscription. This house was constructed in 1889 for Myron D. Mather, president of Austin Water, Light & Power Company, who lived here until 1893. A fine derivative of the Shingle style, the structure is said to be partly constructed of granite left from the 1888 completion of the state Capitol. It was briefly owned by Texas Supreme Court Justice Leroy G. Denman in 1897. As the Austin Military School in the decade after 1920, the house was called “The Academy.”
 
Erected 1985 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14493.)
 
Location. 30° 15.113′ N, 97° 44.646′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Academy Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Academy Dr, Austin TX 78704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Texas School for the Deaf (approx. 0.3 miles away); The “Austin Statesman” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the Headquarters of the United States Army for 5th Military District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grinninger Fence (approx. 0.6 miles away); Walter and Mae Simms House
The Academy image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, April 4, 2010
2. The Academy
(approx. mile away); Austin, C.S.A. (approx. mile away); Reuter House (approx. 0.8 miles away); F. Weigl Iron Works (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Regarding The Academy. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 717 times since then and 30 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 October 6, 2016.
 
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