Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Ollie O. Norwood Estate
The centerpiece of the Estate was the house, a modest Oriental-Influenced Arts and Crafts bungalow. It grew to include formal gardens, a geothermal spring-fed swimming pool with bathhouses and connecting pergola, tennis courts, and two additional bungalows for in-laws. The formal garden on the east side of the house included brick walls, concrete-edged paths, a split-level greenhouse, a trellised brick teahouse, and a central fountain. A pecan orchard was located on the lower part of the estate.
Born of the idealism of the Arts and Crafts movement, Norcliff was meant as a place for respite
Erected 2016 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18478.)
Location. 30° 14.982′ N, 97° 44.24′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Edgecliff Terrace north of East Riverside Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1012 Edgecliff Terrace, Austin TX 78704, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); The “Austin Statesman” (approx. 0.7 miles away); Texas School for the Deaf (approx. 0.7 miles away); Walter and Mae Simms House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Reuter House Texas Dental Association (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of the Headquarters of the United States Army for 5th Military District (approx. 0.8 miles away); Grinninger Fence (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2018, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2018, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.