Rosewood in Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Henry G. Madison Cabin
Built about 1863 at 807 east 11th Street; homestead of Henry Green Madison (1843-1912), policeman and farmer, his wife Louise, and their eight children. In 1886, Madison built a frame house enclosing the cabin, which remained hidden until a razing crew found it in 1968.
The log structure was donated to the city of Austin in 1968 by Mrs. Ninabelle Wooten, dismantled and reassembled on this site in 1973 as an exhibit dedicated to the black heritage of the city.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14700.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
Location. 30° 16.332′ N, 97° 42.84′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Rosewood. Marker can be reached from North Pleasant Valley Road north of Rosewood Avenue. The marker is in Rosewood Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2300 Rosewood Avenue, Austin TX 78702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Rosewood Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); L.C. Anderson High School and Integration of Austin’s Public Schools (approx. 0.4 miles away); Downs Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); Laurine Cecil Anderson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Simpson United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Site of Old Anderson High School / Kealing Jr. High School (approx. half a mile away); James L. Farmer, Jr. (approx. half a mile away); Southgate-Lewis 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 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,968 times since then and 154 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 3. submitted on December 21, 2022, by Jeff Leichsenring of Garland, Texas. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.