“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Wahrenberger House

Wahrenberger House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
1. Wahrenberger House Marker
Inscription. Charles Klein bought house from F. Huster, 1868. Leased it to German-American Ladies College (1873-90). Texas German and English Academy (1880-81) and deeded it, 1882, to daughter, Caroline (1834-19), widow of John Wahrenberger (1812-64). Early Austin settler. As a semi-private residence boarders included Pat Neff (1871-52), Governor of Texas (1921-25) and Sam Rayburn (1882-61), speaker of U.S. house of representatives.

House was the private home (about 1910-1947) of the Wahrenberger family.

A significant example of 19th century architectural evolution. This house was built in a simple vernacular Greek Revival style in 1867, by Frederich Huster. A porch and second story in rear were added about 1873. Victorian phase began 1887, with attachment of metal cornices and pediment (removed 1960); ended with addition of the Classical Revival portico and a sleeping porch in 1916. Porch was dismantled and facade altered 1946. Property is maintained by Revell & Co. and owned by a Wahrenberger heir.
Erected 1963 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6421.)
Location. 30° 16.593′ N, 97° 44.516′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 W 14th St, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Wahrenberger House image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
2. Wahrenberger House
The markers are to the right of the main entrance in this view.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Price Daniel (here, next to this marker); Swedish Central Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); State Bar of Texas (about 300 feet away); Goodman Building (about 400 feet away); Statue of Liberty Replica (about 500 feet away); Carrington-Covert House (about 700 feet away); Spanish-American War Memorial (about 700 feet away); First United Methodist Church of Austin (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 792 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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