Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(William Sydney Porter, Sept. 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910)
Porter began writing under the name O. Henry during three years spent in prison. The 381 stories published while in New York, 1902-10, won him international fame. O. Henry's collected works have been translated into 10 languages.
This mid-1890s home of Porter, his wife Athol, and their daughter, opened as a museum in 1934.
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14859.)
Location. 30° 15.958′ N, 97° 44.339′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on East 5th Street near Trinity Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 E. 5th St., Austin, TX 78701, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. L. Buaas Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cactus Theater (about 500 feet away); Platt-Simpson Building Saint Davidís Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Randerson-Lundell Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hotel Provident and Heierman Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of John Bremond & Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sixth Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Also see . . . William S. Porter – “O. Henry”. Biography of O. Henry – Born September 11, 1862, Died June 5, 1910. (Submitted on December 26, 2009.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 691 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on September 3, 2015, by Renee' Lasswell of Austin, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 3. submitted on December 26, 2009. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.