Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Granger House and The Perch
Austin architect Charles Granger (1913-1966) designed the two-story garage and apartment structure at the rear of this lot in 1938. “The Perch” features a stucco façade and a continuous band of unadorned steel windows, and is a rare Austin example of Residential International style architecture. Granger married Marjorie Dodge in 1946, and when an existing Victorian-era home was removed from the lot, Granger designed a larger home for his growing family, which would eventually include four children. The Midcentury Modern house was completed ca. 1951 and incorporates a lower rear level built into a hillside. Exterior elements include a façade of unpainted corrugated asbestos panels and a glass rear elevation.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2010
Erected 2010 by Texas Historic Commission. (Marker Number 16353.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 30° 16.811′ N, 97° 44.87′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 805 West 16th Street, Austin TX 78701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Herblin – Shoe House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel H. Caswell House (about 500 feet away); West Hill (about 600 feet away); Site of Edward Mandell House Home (about 700 feet away); Hugh B. Hancock House (about 700 feet away); Jacob Larmour House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Denny-Holliday House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Goodall Wooten House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.