Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
This Mediterranean style villa was built in 1916 for Henry H. and Clara Driscoll Sevier. Named Laguna Gloria for a nearby lagoon off the Colorado River, the stuccoed home features a decorative window that resembles the rose window at San Jose mission in San Antonio. In 1943 the site was conveyed to the Texas Fine Arts Assoc. by Clara Driscoll, best known for her efforts to preserve the Alamo. Her homesite is now owned by Laguna Gloria Art Museum.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6472.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
Location. 30° 18.733′ N, 97° 46.456′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from West 35th Street west of West Bonnell Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3809 W 35th Street, 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. Taylor Lime Kiln No. 1 (approx. half a mile away); Donnan-Hill House (approx. 0.6 Covert Family Park Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Bonnell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sweetbrush (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lilia and Josephine Casis (approx. ¾ mile away); Camp Mabry Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); Texas in the Civil War (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Clara Driscoll Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 815 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on November 11, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on November 11, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 2. submitted on December 30, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 3. submitted on November 11, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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