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

The William Green Hill House

 
 
The William Green Hill House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 9, 2007
1. The William Green Hill House Marker
Inscription. Tennessean William Hickman Hill settled in Austin in the 1850s. He and his family became cultural and civic leaders. A grandson, William Green Hill (1853-1903), and his wife Ella Ione (Sanders) had this house built in 1890, angling it to catch prevailing summer breezes. Mrs. Hillís father, the Rev. Bleuford B. Sanders, added two rooms for his own use after he retired from evangelism, about 1900. Few other changes have occurred. Descendants occupy and preserve the house.
 
Erected 1974 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6415.)
 
Location. 30° 16.524′ N, 97° 45.327′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Blanco Street near West 10th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 910 Blanco Street, Austin TX 78703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. TMI Castle (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry H. and Bertha Sterzing Ziller House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Las Ventanas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Judge Calvin Maples Cureton (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Caldwell Treaty Oak Park
The William Green Hill House image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 9, 2007
2. The William Green Hill House
Marker is mounted on the wall to the left of the entrance door.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Mathews School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fischer House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Okewell (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Hickman Hill. William Hickman Hill, Sr. settled three miles northwest of Manor in 1852. The move from Tennessee to Texas was prompted by the ill health of his son, William Hickman Hill, Jr. Although the elder Hill died in 1853, William Hickman Hill, Jr. continued to live in the Manor area for another 45 years. (Submitted on January 3, 2010.) 

2. William Green Hill. A biography of William G. Hill courtesy of Handbook Texas On-line (Submitted on January 3, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 676 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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