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Openheimer-Montgomery Building

 
 
Openheimer-Montgomery Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, September 30, 2007
1. Openheimer-Montgomery Building Marker
Inscription.  

This structure was built in 1894 for Texas military, business, and civic leader Louis Openheimer (1858-1906). Designed and constructed by John McDonald, a prominent citizen who served as Austin’s Mayor from 1889 to 1895, the building was sold in 1899 to the trustee for 12-year-old Fannie Montgomery and became part of her estate. The Queen Anne commercial structure features projecting second-story bay windows supported by Victorian jigsawn brackets.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14111.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
 
Location. 30° 16.196′ N, 97° 44.554′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Downtown Austin. Marker is on West 8th Street west of Congress Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 W 8th St, 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. First Capitol in Austin (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Texas and the Civil War State Military Board (within shouting distance of this marker); Offices Of The War Department And The Adjutant General (within shouting distance of this marker); Paramount Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Swedish Consulate and Swante Palm Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Norwood Tower (about 300 feet away); Stephen F. Austin Hotel (about 400 feet away); Angelina Eberly Statue (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Openheimer-Montgomery Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, September 30, 2007
2. Openheimer-Montgomery Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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