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Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate

 
 
Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 15, 2007
1. Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate Marker
Inscription. Central Texas native Malcolm Reed followed his father into business and ultimately became a leading cotton exporter. He wed Margaret “Maggie” Badger of Marble Falls in 1898, and in 1908, they moved to Austin. In 1929, they moved into their new home at this site. Designed by noted architect Hal Thomson, the home retains much of its original Italian Renaissance design, including a low-pitch hip roof, brackets, recessed porch and elaborate detailing. The home remained in the Reed family, passing on to daughter Margaret and her husband Joseph Cocke, until 1990.
 
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13535.)
 
Location. 30° 17.489′ N, 97° 45.396′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Harris Boulevard north of Windsor Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2407 Harris Blvd, Austin TX 78703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clara Driscoll (approx. 0.6 miles away); Edmund and Emily Miller House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Headquarters (approx. 0.6 miles away);
Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate image. Click for full size.
By Phoebe Allen, August 2005
2. Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate
Allen, Phoebe. [Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate Photograph #1], photograph, August 2005; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth496764/m1/1/: accessed February 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas Historical Commission.
Splitrock (approx. 0.6 miles away); King-Von Rosenberg House (was approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Hezikiah Haskell House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Okewell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Clarksville (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Marker Application: Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate. Full text of the historical marker application. (Submitted on February 19, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 

2. News Article Regarding the Sale of the Reed Estate. Includes photos of the mansion including interior. (Submitted on February 19, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 

3. Handbook of Texas Online - Malcolm Hiram Reed. (Submitted on February 19, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
 
Categories. Architecture
 
Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate image. Click for full size.
circa 2005
3. Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate
[Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate Photograph #2], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth496892/m1/1/?q=Malcolm%20and%20Margaret%20Badger%20Reed%20Estate: accessed February 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas Historical Commission.
Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate image. Click for full size.
2005
4. Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate
[Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate Photograph #3], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth496954/m1/1/?q=Malcolm%20and%20Margaret%20Badger%20Reed%20Estate: accessed February 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas Historical Commission.
Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate image. Click for full size.
2005
5. Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate
[Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate Photograph #4], photograph, August 2005; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth496662/m1/1/?q=Malcolm%20and%20Margaret%20Badger%20Reed%20Estate: accessed February 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas Historical Commission.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 137 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 19, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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