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Penn and Nellie Wooldridge House

 
 
Penn and Nellie Wooldridge House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Cox, February 10, 2017
1. Penn and Nellie Wooldridge House Marker
Inscription. In 1913, Nellie Wylie Holden (1863-1944) built a home here. Tradition holds that her children helped noted architect Hugo F. Kuehne design the Georgian Revival house. Holden, an Austin philanthropist, worked in many civic and charitable organizations. In 1917, she wed prominent Austin mayor Alexander Penn Wooldridge (1847-1930). In 1945, Nellie sold the house, which features original details, including sidelights, fanlights, paired doric columns and Flemish bond brickwork. A rear porch built c. 1930 and a garage apartment and connecting breezeway added in the 1960s are the only major additions.
 
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission.
 
Location. 30° 17.907′ N, 97° 44.416′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Wheeler Street and West 32nd Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3124 Wheeler Street, Austin TX 78705, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jane Yelvington McCallum (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound (about 700 feet away); Jacob Leser House
Penn and Nellie Wooldridge House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Cox, February 10, 2017
2. Penn and Nellie Wooldridge House Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas Confederate Woman's Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Buen Retiro (approx. half a mile away); All Saintsí Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Rebecca Kilgore Stuart Red (approx. half a mile away); Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2017, by Bryan Cox of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 238 times since then. Last updated on February 12, 2017, by Bryan Cox of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2017, by Bryan Cox of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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