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Walter Tips House

 
 
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By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
1. Walter Tips House Marker
Inscription. This two-story Victorian house was built in 1876 for the family of Walter Tips (1841-1911), a prosperous hardware merchant. A native of Germany and Confederate veteran, Tips served in the state senate, 1893-96. The home was remodeled in 1909 to its present appearance. Another prominent businessman, Theo P. Meyer (1878-1966), occupied the residence from 1925 to 1966. The structure was originally located adjacent to the historic Bremond Block west of downtown Austin. Scheduled for demolition in 1975, it was rescued by Franklin Savings Association and moved to this site for restoration.
 
Erected 1976 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13775.)
 
Location. 30° 14.353′ N, 97° 45.212′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Congress Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2336 S Congress Ave., Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Approximate Site Reached By the Espinosa-Olivares-Aguirre Expedition (approx. half a mile away); Reuter House (approx. half a mile away); Walter and Mae Simms House (approx.
Walter Tips House image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
2. Walter Tips House
0.6 miles away); Green Pastures (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saint Edward’s University Main Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mary Street Stone House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Becker School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Texas Dental Association (approx. 0.9 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 January 20, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,788 times since then and 357 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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