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The Shipe House

 
 
The Shipe House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 7, 2007
1. The Shipe House Marker
Inscription. Monroe Martin Shipe (b. 1847) had this residence built in 1892 in Austinís Hyde Park, a suburb which he developed on the site of the old state fairgrounds. A man of broad vision, Shipe brought innovative changes to the cityís form of government, its public transportation system and other matters of civic concern. His home, partially constructed of wood from the fair grandstand, stands as a monument to his achievements.
 
Erected 1982 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14361.)
 
Location. 30° 18.052′ N, 97° 43.853′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3816 Avenue G, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philquist-Wood House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Texas Confederate Woman's Home (approx. ľ mile away); Williams-Weigl House (approx. ľ mile away); Stanley and Emily Finch House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kopperl House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hodnette House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hyde Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elvira T. Manor Davis House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Shipe House image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 7, 2007
2. The Shipe House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 704 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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