“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound

Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 3, 2007
1. Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound Marker

Albert and Rebecca Buddington built the first part of this compound as their home c. 1860. In 1921, it became the home of Dr. Harry Y. Benedict, a mathematician who served as University of Texas Professor and President. Delia Edwards, a later owner, commissioned Arthur Fehr to alter the original house and design an adjacent Rustic-style cottage with a fireplace mantel carved by Peter Mansbendel. Wilhelmine Sheffield, who bought the property in the 1940s, added another house and an enclosing wall, as well as ironwork crafted by Fortuanat Weigl and his company.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2004
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13232.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation.
Location. 30° 18.016′ N, 97° 44.351′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on West 34th Street west of Fruth Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500-508 W 34th Street, Austin TX 78705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 3, 2007
2. Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound
The marker is on the left side of the building seen here, near the parking area.
are within walking distance of this marker. Penn and Nellie Wooldridge House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jane Yelvington McCallum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Texas Confederate Woman's Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Jacob Leser House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Whitley-Keltner House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Shipe House (approx. half a mile away); Austin State Hospital (approx. half a mile away); Stanley and Emily Finch House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,261 times since then and 4 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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Feb. 28, 2021