Clarksville in Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In 1916, the Austin School District built three elementary schools, including two identical ones: Metz on the east side of town and Mathews on the west. Architect Dennis R. Walsh designed both schools, but only Mathews remains in use. Named for Dr. William J. Mathews, a physician and original school board member, the building has several additions, including a 1930s renovation by the firm of Giesecke and Harris. The central façade remains intact, with symmetrical composition reflecting a simplified classical style. Features include squared brick pilasters and a pedimented entry.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2006
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13654.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
Location. 30° 16.691′ N, 97° 45.647′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Clarksville. Marker is on West Lynn Street, 0.1 miles south of West 9th ½ Street, on the right Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 906 W Lynn Street, Austin TX 78703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clarksville (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Men's Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Hezikiah Haskell House (approx. ¼ mile away); Family Home of Dr. R. K. Smoot (approx. ¼ mile away); Las Ventanas (approx. 0.4 miles away); The William Green Hill House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry H. and Bertha Sterzing Ziller House (approx. 0.4 miles away); TMI Castle (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Also see . . . Mathews Elementary School. (Submitted on January 2, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 997 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.