Central Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Jacob Leser House
After purchasing this land in 1859, German-born Jacob Leser (1827-1901) erected a log cabin and a frame structure to house his soap and candle factory. Before 1864, when he married Henrietta Schroeder (1841-89), Leser added this stone wing to the cabin. He built the porch and the brick-and-frame Victorian rooms in the 1880s. Cabin was later removed. Occupied until 1951 by Leser heirs, the home was bought in 1952 by Gen. and Mrs. Felipe A. Latorre, who restored and enlarged it.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962
Erected 1962 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14254.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
Location. 30° 18.187′ N, 97° 44.558′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Central Austin. Marker is on West Avenue south of West 37th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3506 West Avenue, 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. Jane Yelvington McCallum (approx. ¼ mile Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound (approx. 0.3 miles away); Penn and Nellie Wooldridge House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seiders Oaks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Austin State Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Congregation Beth Israel (approx. half a mile away); Texas Confederate Woman's Home Context (approx. half a mile away); Texas Confederate Woman's Home (approx. half a mile 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 31, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,053 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.