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J. L. Buaas Building

 
 
J. L. Buaas Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
1. J. L. Buaas Building Marker
Inscription.  

Norwegian immigrant John L. Buaas moved to Austin in 1839 and in 1872 was appointed city alderman by Reconstruction Governor E.J. Davis. In 1875 he built a mercantile store here. The two-story Italianate commercial structure was designed with two facades, one facing Pine (5th) Street, and the other on Pecan (6th) Street. Buaas sold the building in 1879, and since then it has been used for various commercial establishments and is now part of the revitalization of Old Pecan Street.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14635.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 30° 16.013′ N, 97° 44.338′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Downtown Austin. Marker is on East 6th Street east of Trinity Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 407 E 6th Street, Austin TX 78701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Platt-Simpson Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); O. Henry (about 400 feet away); Susanna Dickinson-Hannig (about 400 feet away); Cactus Theater (about 500 feet away); Saint David’s Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); Driskill Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sixth Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of John Bremond & Company (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
J. L. Buaas Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
2. J. L. Buaas Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,062 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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