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Gilfillan House

 
 
Gilfillan House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, September 9, 2007
1. Gilfillan House Marker
Inscription.  

This residence was constructed in 1905 for William L. Gilfillan (d.1932), one of the founders and directors of the Austin National Bank. Designed by the prominent Austin architect Charles H. Page, Jr., the two-story brick home reflects a mixture of popular pre-World War I architectural styles, including Mission Revival and the Prairie School. In 1931 the home was purchased by Julius G. Knape, a Swedish stonemason and contractor.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14373.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 30° 16.296′ N, 97° 44.887′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Downtown Austin. Marker can be reached from West 8th Street near Nueces Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 West 8th 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 marker. Joseph and Mary Robinson Martin House (about 300 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); Robinson-Macken House (about 300 feet away); The Boardman-Webb House (about 400 feet away); Emma West Flats (about 400 feet away); Austin Woman’s Club (about 400 feet away); Moore-Flack House (about 400 feet away); Ira Hobart Evans (about 500 feet away); West-Bremond Cottage (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on the wall to the right of the entrance doors.
 
Gilfillan House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, September 9, 2007
2. Gilfillan House
Marker can be seen to the right of the entrance doors, behind the right pillar.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,059 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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