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Ashford McGill House

Zilker Park Refectory

 
 
Ashford McGill House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
1. Ashford McGill House Marker
Inscription. Originally built in the 1870s for Austin pioneer Ashford McGill, this native limestone structure and the surrounding property were purchased by Andrew J. Zilker who conveyed the land to the city for a park in 1931. Remodeled by the Federal Civil Works Administration for use as a multiple purpose park building, the house now exhibits 1930s-era detailing, including a pergola-covered courtyard.
 
Erected 1990 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6442.)
 
Location. 30° 16.346′ N, 97° 46.498′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Touch for map. Located at the Austin Nature Center in Zilker Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Nature Center Dr, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Esperanza School Building (approx. mile away); Swedish Log Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Swedes of Texas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Travis County (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Johnson Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Deep Eddy Bathing Beach (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clay Pit Bucket Tower (approx. 0.4 miles away); Austin High School (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Ashford McGill House image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
2. Ashford McGill House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 784 times since then and 71 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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