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Ashford McGill House

Zilker Park Refectory

 
 
Ashford McGill House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
1. Ashford McGill House Marker
Inscription.  

Originally built in the 1870s for Austin pioneer Ashford McGill, this native limestone structure and the surrounding property were purchased by Andrew J. Zilker who conveyed the land to the city for a park in 1931. Remodeled by the Federal Civil Works Administration for use as a multiple purpose park building, the house now exhibits 1930s-era detailing, including a pergola-covered courtyard.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6442.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
 
Location. 30° 16.346′ N, 97° 46.498′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Nature Center Drive south of Stratford Drive, on the right when traveling south. Located at the Austin Nature Center in Zilker Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Nature Center Dr, 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. Esperanza School Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Swedish Log Cabin
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Swedes of Texas (approx. ¼ mile away); Travis County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Deep Eddy Bathing Beach (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clay Pit Bucket Tower (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Johnson Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Austin High School (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Ashford McGill House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
2. Ashford McGill House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,268 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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