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Goodall Wooten House

 
 
Goodall Wooten House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
1. Goodall Wooten House Marker
Inscription.  

Goodall Harrison Wooten (1869-1942) was born in Paris, Texas, the son of Confederate veteran Dr. Thomas Dudley Wooten and his wife, Henrietta Goodall Wooten. Goodall Harrison Wooten attended the University of Texas, where he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees; and Columbia University, where he received a medical degree in 1895. He established a medical practice in Austin, and in 1897 married Ella Newsome (1878-1972).

Construction of this house began in 1898 and was completed in January 1900. Designed by Dallas architect Charles O’Connell, it soon became an Austin landmark and was known for the extensive gardens planted by Ella Wooten. Renovations in 1910 changed the simple house into a grand Classical Revival mansion, and it remains one of the premiere examples of that style in Austin.

Prominent features of the Goodall Wooten House include its handsome brick and stonework, wrap-around gallery, balustrade, and massive two-story paired columns with Ionic capitals. It is typical of the large-scale homes built in this neighborhood at the turn of the century. The house remained in the Wooten family until 1944.
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Texas Historic Landmark - 1990

 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6455.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1900.
 
Location. 30° 16.971′ N, 97° 44.709′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Central Austin. Marker is at the intersection of East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Rio Grande Street, on the right when traveling west on East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The marker faces the West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard side of the house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 Rio Grande Street, Austin TX 78705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Denny-Holliday House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); J.W. and Cornelia Scarbrough House (about 500 feet away); Jacob Larmour House (about 600 feet away); Hugh B. Hancock House (about 600 feet away); Site of Edward Mandell House Home (about 600 feet away); West Hill (about 700 feet away); Herblin – Shoe House (approx. 0.2 miles away); McLendon-Price House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Goodall Wooten House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
2. Goodall Wooten House
The top of the marker can be seen roughly at the center of this view, to the left of "The Mansion at Judges' Hill" sign.
 
 
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 1,355 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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