Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In 1891, Thomas F. Burns bought 3 ¾ acres of the Jones and Sedwick property along the west bank of Shoal Creek. Burns, a Scottish immigrant, married Arbanna J. Nelson in Travis County in 1876. Property records and lumber marked “Sutor & Co.” date his house to circa 1892. Thomas, Arbanna and six children lived here in 1900. Thomas was listed as a stone cutter and owner of a marble shop. He added an additional acre to his homestead in 1901. Thomas’ son, Frank C. Burns, owned the Capitol City Marble Co. at 211 W. 6th Street.
In 1911, Thomas Burns sold the property to Hippolyt Dittlinger, owner of Dittlinger Roller Mills in New Braunfels. His niece, Anita Dittlinger Quinlan, and her husband, James, lived here with their three children from 1912-39. In 1939, the Quinlans moved to Fredericksburg and subdivided land surrounding the house into eight city lots on the east side of Splitrock Avenue (later Wooldridge Drive). In 1945, Anita sold the property to Joe H. Klein, Jr., and his wife, Jayne Linville Klein. The 1 ½-story frame house is a vernacular center passage dwelling, designed with three rooms on each side
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2013
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17636.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 30° 17.935′ N, 97° 45.05′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Wooldridge Drive north of Northwood Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker stands in the front yard of the house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2815 Wooldridge Drive, 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. Seiders Oaks (approx. half a mile away); Pemberton Castle (Fisher-Gideon House) (approx. half a mile away); Jane Yelvington McCallumEdmund and Emily Miller House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jacob Leser House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate (approx. 0.6 miles away); Penn and Nellie Wooldridge House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Congregation Beth Israel (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Regarding Splitrock. Splitrock is an Austin Landmark. It is a Contributing Building in the Old West Austin Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2015, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2015, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.