“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)

Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound

Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 3, 2007
1. Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound Marker
Inscription. Albert and Rebecca Buddington built the first part of this compound as their home c. 1860. In 1921, it became the home of Dr. Harry Y. Benedict, a mathematician who served as University of Texas Professor and President. Delia Edwards, a later owner, commissioned Arthur Fehr to alter the original house and design an adjacent Rustic-style cottage with a fireplace mantel carved by Peter Mansbendel. Wilhelmine Sheffield, who bought the property in the 1940s, added another house and an enclosing wall, as well as ironwork crafted by Fortuanat Weigl and his company.
Erected 2004 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13232.)
Location. 30° 17.997′ N, 97° 44.337′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from West 34th Street near Guadelupe Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500-508 W 34th St, Austin TX 78705, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Penn and Nellie Wooldridge House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jane Yelvington McCallum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Texas Confederate Woman's Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Jacob Leser House
Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 3, 2007
2. Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Shipe House (approx. half a mile away); Austin State Hospital (approx. half a mile away); Stanley and Emily Finch House (approx. half a mile away); Rebecca Kilgore Stuart Red (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,175 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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