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

Jacob Leser House

 
 
Jacob Leser House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 15, 2007
1. Jacob Leser House Marker
Inscription. After purchasing this land in 1859, German-born Jacob Leser (1827-1901) erected a log cabin and a frame structure to house his soap and candle factory. Before 1864, when he married Henrietta Schroeder (1841-89), Leser added this stone wing to the cabin. He built the porch and the brick-and-frame Victorian rooms in the 1880s. Cabin was later removed. Occupied until 1951 by Leser heirs, the home was bought in 1952 by Gen. and Mrs. Felipe A. Latorre, who restored and enlarged it.
 
Erected 1962 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14254.)
 
Location. 30° 18.187′ N, 97° 44.558′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3506 West Ave, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jane Yelvington McCallum (approx. mile away); Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound (approx. 0.3 miles away); Penn and Nellie Wooldridge House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seiders Oaks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Austin State Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas Confederate Woman's Home
Jacob Leser House image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 15, 2007
2. Jacob Leser House
(approx. half a mile away); Splitrock (approx. 0.6 miles away); Elvira T. Manor Davis House (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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 743 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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