Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
George W. Littlefield (1842-1920) came to Texas with his family in 1850. He served in the Civil War with Terry’s Texas Rangers, attaining the rank of Major. Following the war he became a cattleman and acquired ranches in New Mexico and the Texas panhandle. He came to Austin in 1883 and engaged in banking. A regent of the University of Texas, 1911-1920, he contributed funds for new buildings, study grants and library collections. Littlefield built this Victorian residence in 1894. Designed by James W. Wahrenberger, the house was bequeathed to the university in 1935.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962
Erected 1962 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14889.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 30° 17.265′ N, 97° 44.436′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is at the intersection of Whitis Avenue and West 24th Street, on the right when traveling south on Whitis Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers UT Tower Shooting Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gerhard-Schoch House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Robert Lee "R.L." Moore (approx. ¼ mile away); All Saints’ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Buen Retiro (approx. 0.3 miles away); Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (approx. 0.3 miles away); Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Campus (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rebecca Kilgore Stuart Red (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 775 times since then and 12 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.