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The Radkey House

 
 
The Radkey House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, August 17, 2007
1. The Radkey House Marker
Inscription.  

A typical post-Civil War Austin dwelling, built about 1870 two blocks from the State Capitol for merchant and metalsmith Bernard Radkey (1846-83) and his wife, Mary Cummings Radkey (1851-96). Structure is of cypress wood. Radkey served as a city alderman (councilman) until just prior to his early death. Heirs enlarged and occupied the home until 1973. It was moved here and restored in 1974 by the Franklin Savings and Loan Association.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974
 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15473.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 30° 18.536′ N, 97° 45.059′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Jefferson Street south of West 38th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3720 Jefferson 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. Congregation Beth Israel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seiders Oaks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Mabry
The Radkey House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, August 17, 2007
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(approx. half a mile away); Major John B. Jones (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Steele (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jacob Leser House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Texas in the Civil War (approx. 0.7 miles away); Adjutants General (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 994 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 11, 2022