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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Buen Retiro

 
 
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By Keith Peterson, July 8, 2007
1. Buen Retiro Marker
Inscription. Colonial Revival mansion built 1902 by Austin financier Louis Nicholas Goldbeck. Sold 1908 to Texas Association of Phi Gamma Delta, national fraternity first chartered in Texas in 1856.

Housing Tau Deuteron Chapter, this has been campus residence of men who became statesmen and cultural and business leaders. Financing for property came from many friends, with notable gifts from family of university regent and alumnus H.J. Lutcher Stark.
 
Erected 1972 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15258.)
 
Location. 30° 17.516′ N, 97° 44.44′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on West 27th Street just west of Whitis Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 W 27th St, Austin TX 78705, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. All Saintsí Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Rebecca Kilgore Stuart Red (approx. 0.2 miles away); Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Campus (approx. 0.2 miles
Buen Retiro and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 8, 2007
2. Buen Retiro and Marker
away); Littlefield Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edmund and Emily Miller House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gerhard-Schoch House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Penn and Nellie Wooldridge House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable 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 1,159 times since then and 48 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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