Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In August 1934, Edwin Brazelton Snead (1904 - 1921), a well-known Austin construction and development figure, built this Tudor Revival-style house. Snead, holding the demolition contract for the Old Main structure on the University of Texas campus, used the light yellow-buff bricks and other construction materials from Old Main in the construction of the house. Marked by steeply-pitched roofs, half-timbered, gables with stucco accents, a high chimney and dormered second-story windows, this house is a testament to creative vernacular architecture Texans utilized during the Great Depression. The house was purchased by Meta Paterson Rieck (1889 - 1970) in 1939. The Rieck family, prominent Kimble County ranchers, lived in the home for many years.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2018
Erected 2018 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 20055.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 30° 17.252′ N, 97° 45.278′ W. Marker is in AustinTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2220 Parkway, Austin TX 78703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pemberton Castle (Fisher-Gideon House) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crusemann-Marsh-Bell House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clara Driscoll (approx. 0.4 miles away); Okewell (approx. half a mile away); Edmund and Emily Miller House (approx. half a mile away); Hezikiah Haskell House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.