North Side in Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Jacob Larmour House
This Victorian cottage was built in 1875 for architect Jacob Larmour (1822-1901), who came to Austin with his family in 1871. He played a major role in the design of many of the city’s commercial and residential buildings and was appointed state architect in 1879. Pharmacist Oscar G. Eckhardt bought the home in 1910, and it remained in his family for more than 50 years. Originally located at 1909 Whitis, the house was moved to this location in 1979.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14246.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
Location. 30° 16.878′ N, 97° 44.709′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in the North Side. Marker is on Rio Grande Street near West 18th Street when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1711 Rio Grande 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. West Hill (about 300 feet away, measured J.W. and Cornelia Scarbrough House (about 400 feet away); Hugh B. Hancock House (about 400 feet away); Denny-Holliday House (about 400 feet away); Site of Edward Mandell House Home (about 400 feet away); Goodall Wooten House (about 600 feet away); Herblin – Shoe House (about 600 feet away); Sparks House (approx. 0.2 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 30, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 888 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.