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Platt-Simpson Building

 
 
Platt-Simpson Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
1. Platt-Simpson Building Marker
Inscription.  

Radcliff Platt constructed the original portion of this building about 1871. He operated a livery stable here until 1890 and lived in one side of the structure for a number of years. In 1901 J.S. Simpson (1854-1934) purchased and enlarged the earlier building to accommodate his hardware store, which occupied this location until the 1930s. The structure features large arched windows with stone trim and a decorative brick cornice.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14334.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
 
Location. 30° 16.041′ N, 97° 44.395′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Downtown Austin. Marker is on East 6th Street west of Trinity Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 E 6th 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. J. L. Buaas Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint David’s Episcopal Church
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(about 400 feet away); Driskill Hotel (about 500 feet away); Sixth Street (about 600 feet away); Site of John Bremond & Company (about 600 feet away); O. Henry (about 600 feet away); Susanna Dickinson-Hannig (about 600 feet away); Hotel Provident and Heierman Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Platt-Simpson Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
2. Platt-Simpson Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 780 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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