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Old B.J. Smith Property

 
 
Old B.J. Smith Property Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, September 9, 2007
1. Old B.J. Smith Property Marker
Inscription.  

Purchased from State of Texas at auction in 1853, by Smith, a school proprietor. Structure, one of the better early homes in Austin, was probably built in the 1850’s.

Handmade hardware, doors, and other structural parts reveal fine workmanship.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1968
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6439.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
 
Location. 30° 16.187′ N, 97° 44.769′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Downtown Austin. Marker is on Guadalupe Street south of West 7th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 610 Guadalupe 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. Ira Hobart Evans (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Austin Woman’s Club (about 500 feet away); Claudia Taylor Johnson Hall (about 600 feet away); Emma West Flats
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(about 600 feet away); West-Bremond Cottage (about 700 feet away); 1933 Austin Public Library (about 700 feet away); Joseph and Mary Robinson Martin House (about 800 feet away); Austin's Moonlight Towers (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Old B.J. Smith Property image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, September 9, 2007
2. Old B.J. Smith Property
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 831 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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