Central Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Merchant Philip Henry Gerhard (1850-1906) and wife Lena had this house built by contractor Herman S. Love in 1887. It was said to be first 2-story brick veneer home in Austin; it was enlarged in 1891. The Gerhards’ daughter Clara and her husband, eminent University of Texas chemical engineering professor Dr. Eugene Paul Schoch (1871-1961), inherited and moved into the homestead in 1912. Since 1955 three later generations have lived in and preserved Gerhard House.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15632.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 30° 17.186′ N, 97° 44.637′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Central Austin. Marker is at the intersection of Nueces Street and West 23rd Street, on the left when traveling south on Nueces Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2212 Nueces Street, Austin TX 78701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this Dr. Robert Lee "R.L." Moore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barbara Jordan Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Littlefield Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Goodall Wooten House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Headquarters (approx. ¼ mile away); Clara Driscoll (approx. ¼ mile away); UT Tower Shooting Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Denny-Holliday House (approx. 0.3 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 26, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 962 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.