Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Penn and Nellie Wooldridge House
In 1913, Nellie Wylie Holden (1863-1944) built a home here. Tradition holds that her children helped noted architect Hugo F. Kuehne design the Georgian Revival house. Holden, an Austin philanthropist, worked in many civic and charitable organizations. In 1917, she wed prominent Austin mayor Alexander Penn Wooldridge (1847-1930). In 1945, Nellie sold the house, which features original details, including sidelights, fanlights, paired Doric columns and Flemish bond brickwork. A rear porch built c. 1930 and a garage apartment and connecting breezeway added in the 1960s are the only major additions.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2003
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14313.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 30° 17.907′ N, 97° 44.416′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Wheeler Street and West 32nd Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jane Yelvington McCallum (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound (about 700 feet away); Whitley-Keltner House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jacob Leser House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas Confederate Woman's Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Buen Retiro (approx. 0.4 miles away); All Saints’ Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Rebecca Kilgore Stuart Red (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2017. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on October 29, 2020, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2017, by Bryan Cox of Austin, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.