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Travis County Texas Historical Markers

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By Larry D. Moore, October 27, 2018
1928 Granite Water Fountain Marker Area
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 1928 Granite Water Fountain
Installed in 1928 over the artesian well, this granite water fountain replaced the circa 1903 cast-iron fountain that once stood east of the Great Walk. Eight spigots on the granite fountain provided abundant access to the mineralized well water, . . . — Map (db m112201) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6425 — 1933 Austin Public Library
Overlooking one of the city's four public squares platted in 1893, this site was obtained from the Texas Legislature in 1913 for a public library. Completed in 1933, this building represents the most prominent public work of Austin native Hugo . . . — Map (db m25757) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 700 Year Old Live Oak1976 Tree Registry of Austin
This live oak tree, with a circumference of 15' 8", a diameter of 5', may be 700 years old. This means that it began growing at about the time the Crusades of the Middle Ages were coming to an end. When Christopher Columbus discovered America in . . . — Map (db m150715) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14789 — Abner Hugh Cook
A native of North Carolina, Abner Cook came to the newly created capital city of Austin in 1839 with a skill in design and construction that soon earned him the title of master builder. Working as architect, engineer, and contractor, Cook produced . . . — Map (db m43478) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12238 — Addcox House
Built in 1935 for Mary Susie Sheedy, this house changed hands three times before being purchased by University of Texas electrician Charles J. Addcox and his wife, Addie Lee, a homemaker and nursery school operator, in 1944. It became known as the . . . — Map (db m25742) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6466 — Adjutants GeneralTexas in the Civil War
Texas in 1861-1865 had 90,000 men fighting for the south – many in units east of the Mississippi. Yet at home she had to defend 2,000 miles of coastline and frontier from constant threats made by Federals, Indians and outlaws. The State . . . — Map (db m43118) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13929 — African Americans in the Texas Revolution
Many African Americans, free and slave, supported Texas during its 1835-36 war of independence from Mexico. Although official recognition of the African American role was generally denied, recorded accounts of individual acts of bravery and . . . — Map (db m25746) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Albert Sydney JohnstonGravesite in Texas State Cemetery
Born in Kentucky in 1803, Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston died on April 6, 1862, from wounds suffered in the Battle of Shiloh. His remains were placed in the Texas State Cemetery in 1867. Elisabet Ney, Texas’ most prominent . . . — Map (db m96279) WM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15108 — All Saints’ Episcopal Church
This edifice stands on the mid-1840s land grant of former Republic of Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar, and near the official residence of the second Bishop of the Diocese of Texas, the Rt. Rev. George Herbert Kinsolving (1849-1928). Aided by the . . . — Map (db m25747) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14948 — Andrew Jackson HamiltonJanuary 28, 1815 – April 11, 1875
A native of Alabama, Andrew Jackson Hamilton moved his family to Texas in the 1840s. He served as State Attorney General and as a member of the State Legislature before being elected to the U.S. Congress in 1859. An opponent of secession, he left . . . — Map (db m25682) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15335 — Andrew Jackson Zilker
Voted Austin's most worthy citizen twice, Indiana native Andrew Jackson Zilker (1858-1934) grew up with a strong respect for the laborers along the Ohio River. He came to Austin penniless in 1876 but quickly became a businessman and bank director. . . . — Map (db m25697) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 16100 — Approximate Site Reached By the Espinosa-Olivares-Aguirre Expedition
A good will trip made in 1709, when Spain was uneasy about her 190-year-old claim to Texas, (She had closed East Texas missions, then had learned of a French trading visit to Texas, 1707.) Capt. Pedro de Aguirre and 14 soldiers escorted from a . . . — Map (db m82323) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Artesian Well and East Drinking Fountain
The artesian well completed at this site in 1889 furnished an ample and inexpensive water supply for the new Capitol. At a depth of about 1,550 feet, natural pressure forced water from the Trinity aquifer to the surface. The powerful flow of . . . — Map (db m112205) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6442 — Ashford McGill HouseZilker Park Refectory
Originally built in the 1870s for Austin pioneer Ashford McGill, this native limestone structure and the surrounding property were purchased by Andrew J. Zilker who conveyed the land to the city for a park in 1931. Remodeled by the Federal Civil . . . — Map (db m25701) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Austin City Limits
The longest-running music series in American television history, ACL recorded its first program with Willie Nelson in October 1974 at KLRU-TV at the University of Texas. Showcasing roots music, legends and innovative popular music from every genre, . . . — Map (db m130206) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6449 — Austin High SchoolA Centennial of Public High School Education
Tax supported, locally controlled secondary education began in Austin in 1881 with the establishment of a high school department in the city school district. Plans for implementing the program were developed under the leadership of school board . . . — Map (db m25705) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15360 — Austin High SchoolJohn T. Allan Campus
An ornate, red brick building at this site served as the first structure in town built for the public high school, founded in 1881. Construction of the facility was hastened when classrooms in the former temporary State Capitol at 11th and Congress . . . — Map (db m25753) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6416 — Austin High SchoolRio Grande Campus
In Edwin Waller’s 1839 plan for the City of Austin, two blocks were set aside for schools at Rio Grande and 12th Street, then called College Avenue. The Austin School Board in 1881 authorized the use of existing school facilities on the south block . . . — Map (db m25755) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15775 — Austin Memorial Park Cemetery
As the population of the city of Austin grew larger during the early 20th century, a privately owned cemetery with plots available for purchase by the public became necessary. In 1927, Austin Memorial Park, a private corporation, purchased farm land . . . — Map (db m100083) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12743, 436 — Austin Presbyterian Theological SeminaryAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
This seminary had its origins in the Austin School of Theology, begun in 1884 by the Rev. Dr. Richmond Kelley Smoot and the Rev. Dr. Robert Lewis Dabney to provide training for candidates for the Presbyterian ministry whom the founders hoped would . . . — Map (db m121806) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12757 — Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Campus
The Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary held its first classes in a donated building at 9th and Navasota. President T.R. Sampson, hoping to create a strong association between the seminary and the University of Texas, promoted the relocation of . . . — Map (db m121809) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15648 — Austin State Hospital
While Texas was a frontier state and psychiatry a pioneer venture, the Texas Legislature in 1856 created this hospital for the mentally ill; in 1925, named Austin State Hospital. Oldest Texas mental hospital. Construction began in 1857. The . . . — Map (db m25758) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13278 — Austin State Hospital Cemetery
Established 1882 Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002Map (db m92297)
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6430 — Austin Woman’s Club
Begun as family residence by Mrs. Catherine North in 1874. Completed in style of French Chateau by Austin banker, Maj. Ira Evans, 1892. Bought by charter members, A.W.C., 1929. Remodelled, using 19th century materials. — Map (db m25759) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12690 — Austin, C.S.A.
An active place during the Civil War, Austin was the site of the Secession Convention, March 2, 1861, and legislative sessions which lasted until June 1865. City visitors during the early 1860s included lobbyists, cotton speculators, military . . . — Map (db m25723) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Austin's Moonlight Towers
City of Austin Marker: This is one of 31 original moonlight towers installed in Austin in 1895. Seventeen remain. Each tower illuminated a circle of 3000 feet using 6 carbon arc lamps (now mercury vapor). Austin's tower lights are the sole . . . — Map (db m26157) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15050 — Bailey Hardeman
A signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Secretary of the Treasury of the Republic. Born in Tennessee, 1795. Died on Caney Creek, Matagorda County October 12, 1836 — Map (db m25688) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12689 — Balcones Fault Aids Colonization of Texas
Curving through the center of Texas from Hill County south and west to Uvalde County is the rugged escarpment-fault called Balcones. The abundance of natural resources associated with this geologic formation affected the pattern of colonization in . . . — Map (db m71914) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15620 — Barr Mansion
Built in 1898 for cotton merchant William Braxton Barr (1864-1902) and his wife, Matilda (Tilly) Birdwell (1868-1951), this home was designed by Austin architect Charles Page. Barr named the surrounding community after his grandfather Capt. Erasmus . . . — Map (db m25740) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6443 — Barton Springs
Clear and icy, these springs over the years have drawn Indians, pioneers, and tourists to this spot. The waters are brought from the limestone strata to the surface by the Balcones Fault, which bisects Central Texas. Average flow is 27,000,000 . . . — Map (db m25770) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13992 — Becker School
Hermann Becker (1857-1933) operated a successful downtown café, and he bought part of the historic Bouldin homestead in south Austin in 1891. His son H.E. Becker and son-in-law P.A. Wilde, proprietors of the Becker Lumber Company, donated three . . . — Map (db m43692) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12240 — Bethany Cemetery
This cemetery was established in the late 1800s when burial space set aside for African Americans in Austin's historic Oakwood Cemetery was no longer available. The oldest recorded burial is that of infant Hellen Moore in 1879. C. W. Jones purchased . . . — Map (db m25774) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12825 — Blackshear Elementary School
Blackshear Elementary School opened in 1891 to provide free public education to African-American children in the community then known as Gregory Town, Blackshear Elementary School was known in earlier years as School No. 3, Gregory Town School and . . . — Map (db m25776) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14186 — Boggy Creek Masonic Cemetery
According to local tradition, in the winter of 1859, 23-year-old John Davis joined a community wagon train headed for work in the pine forests of Bastrop County. Davis, sprayed by a skunk during the night, began running wildly through the camp. He . . . — Map (db m69116) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15416 — Brackenridge Hospital
When Edwin Waller surveyed the Austin townsite in 1839, he set aside this block, in what was then the northeast corner of the city, for a hospital. The site lay empty until 1884, when the City of Austin and Travis County jointly opened a 20-bed, . . . — Map (db m25779) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6453 — Brizendine House
This simple Vernacular Rough Ashlar house represents the life style of the late 19th century working middle class family in Austin. The exterior proportions of the structure reflect Victorian influence. Built of limestone about 1870 by John R. . . . — Map (db m25780) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13232 — Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound
Albert and Rebecca Buddington built the first part of this compound as their home c. 1860. In 1921, it became the home of Dr. Harry Y. Benedict, a mathematician who served as University of Texas Professor and President. Delia Edwards, a later owner, . . . — Map (db m25789) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15258 — Buen Retiro
Colonial Revival mansion built 1902 by Austin financier Louis Nicholas Goldbeck. Sold 1908 to Texas Association of Phi Gamma Delta, national fraternity first chartered in Texas in 1856. Housing Tau Deuteron Chapter, this has been campus residence . . . — Map (db m25790) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Cactus Theater521 E. Sixth Street
In the 1930's and 40's, the Cactus Theater was owned by legendary vaudeville performer Richard “Skinny” Pryor, and featured cowboy and Spanish language movies. His son, Cactus Pryor, would sell patrons their tickets, pop the popcorn, and . . . — Map (db m69750) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6465 — Camp Mabry
The original 85-acre tract (gift of Austin citizens in 1892) was the site of annual encampments for the Texas Volunteer Guard, an elite militia constituted in 1876. Because larger maneuver, parade, and drill areas were needed, the guardsmen worked . . . — Map (db m25791) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15300 — Capt. and Mrs. Chauncey Johnson
Here sleep Capt. and Mrs. Chauncey Johnson. Capt. Johnson was born in Burlington, Vermont May 1, 1798. Served in the War of 1812. Came to Texas in 1840. Captured by General Adrian Woll at San Antonio, September 11, 1842 and imprisoned in Mexico. . . . — Map (db m25696) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14985 — Capt. Jesse Billingsley
A soldier in the Army of Texas, 1835. Commander of Company C. First Regiment, Texas Volunteers at San Jacinto. Member of the 1st and 2nd Congresses of the Republic. Participated in the Woll Campaign, 1842. Member of the Senate, 5th and 8th . . . — Map (db m25775) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14871 — Captain Andrew Briscoe
Born in Mississippi November 25, 1810. Came to Texas in 1833. A volunteer in the Army at Anahuac, 1835. Commanded a company at the Capture of San Antonio, 1835. Signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. Commanded a company at San Jacinto. First . . . — Map (db m25676) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6423 — Carrington-Covert House
Leonidas D. Carrington (1816-97) and his wife, Martha Hill Carrington (1824-59), came to Austin from Mississippi in 1852. He began to accumulate real estate and on Sept. 15, 1853, bought this block from James M.W. Hall, Austin hotelman, and ten days . . . — Map (db m25792) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13210 — Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz
Tradition holds that a family passing through the area in 1912 buried a child, Maria de la Luz, at this site. In August of that year, A. Donley, A.C. Rodriguez and S. Galvan bought the land for use as a Mexican cemetery. In the 1940s, a fire set to . . . — Map (db m25797) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6417 — Central Christian Church
In 1847, Eight years after the City of Austin was platted, ten members of the Disciples of Christ Brotherhood met to organize this congregation. Although early records of the church are scarce, it is known that regular worship services were being . . . — Map (db m25798) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13928 — Central Presbyterian Church
This congregation traces its roots to October 13, 1839, when Austin’s first Presbyterian worship service was held at Bullock’s Hotel. Present that day was builder Abner Cook, elder in the first Presbyterian church organized in Austin. He helped . . . — Map (db m25633) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Cisterns
The cistern located below this site is one of two underground brick reservoirs built to store rainwater for use in the Capitol. Although by 1889 an artesian well was supplying an abundance of highly mineralized water, the two cisterns continued . . . — Map (db m112203) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6461 — Clara DriscollApril 2, 1881 – July 17, 1945
Patriot, philanthropist, writer, public figure, born at St. Mary’s, Refugio County; daughter of Robert and Julia Fox Driscoll, and descendant of a hero of San Jacinto; was educated in Texas, New York and France. In 1903 came her finest hour. When . . . — Map (db m25853) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14494 — Clarksville
Historic black neighborhood. Settled in 1871 when Charles Clark, a freedman, bought two acres of land on present Tenth Street. This formed the nucleus of the community that Clark, according to tradition, wanted to start for his people. For years . . . — Map (db m25800) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14916 — Claudia Taylor Johnson HallThe University of Texas System
Constructed during the period 1912-1914. This building was the seventh United States post office location in Austin, Texas. The supervising architect for the Neoclassical Revival style structure was James Knox Taylor of the U.S. Treasury Department. . . . — Map (db m26000) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Clay Pit Bucket TowerAustin Landmark
This tower and two others supported a cable conveyor that brought clay from pits south of the Colorado River to a brick making facility nearby. A. J. Zilker installed the system in 1902. In 1912, the Butler Brick Company leased his plant, operating . . . — Map (db m61094) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15334 — Col. Lewis Miles Hobbs WashingtonDec. 2, 1813 - Feb. 1857
Georgia native Lewis Washington came to Texas about 1835 and joined the revolutionary forces at San Antonio. A member of Col. Fannin’s staff, he served with the Georgia battalion at Refugio and Goliad. He was appointed to an office in Sam Houston’s . . . — Map (db m26725) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 18401 — Colored Teachers State Association of Texas Building
Built by John S. Chase (1925-2012), the first licensed African American architect in the state, this building originally housed the Colored Teachers State Association of Texas. Founded in 1884, the association achieved a number of civil rights . . . — Map (db m149471) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 16464 — Confederate Men's Home
The Confederate men's home began in 1884 as a project of the John B. Hood Camp of United Confederate Veterans and was intended as a residence for disabled and indigent Confederate veterans. Potential residents were required to prove that they had . . . — Map (db m79396) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12685 — Confederate Texas Legislatures
When Texas seceded, Feb. 1, 1861, the 8th Legislature was in Austin in a called session, adjourned Feb. 9. On March 18, the 8th came back for a second called session; the 9th and 10th Legislatures in turn were harassed with problems of the Civil . . . — Map (db m26644) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14389 — Congress Avenue
In his original 1839 plan for the capital city, Edwin Waller, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and Austin’s first Mayor, designed Congress Avenue as Austin’s most prominent street. Known for many years as “The Avenue”, the . . . — Map (db m101557) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Covert Family Park Monument
1939 - 2014 Covert Park Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Covert family gift of Mount Bonnell to the people of Travis County, in memory of Frank M. Covert, Sr. History of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell 1939 . . . — Map (db m100754) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15716 — Crusemann-Marsh-Bell House
Carrie Margaret (Graham) and Paul Conrad Crusemann had this house built in 1917 as one of the first homes in the Enfield subdivision. Mrs. Crusemann was a granddaughter of Texas Governor E.M. Pease, and served as a silent partner in the Enfield . . . — Map (db m149745) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6454 — Daniel H. Caswell House
Daniel H. Caswell came to Austin from Nashville, Tennessee, about 1895. He purchased a cotton oil manufacturing company, bought and sold cotton, and in 1899 built a cotton gin. When completed for his family in 1900, this house was located in the far . . . — Map (db m25796) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14473 — Daniel Shipman
Participated in the disturbance at Anahuac June, 1832 and the storming and capture of Bexar, December 5 to 10, 1835. Born in North Carolina February 20, 1801. Died in Goliad County, Texas March 4, 1881. Eliza Hancock Shipman Wife of Daniel . . . — Map (db m25666) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Davis Cemetery
George W. Davis (ca. 1809-1884), his wife Emiline P. Moore Davis (1810-1872) and family arrived in Texas in 1835. George served in Captain Mosely Baker’s company at the Battle of San Jacinto while Emiline spent six weeks with the children on the . . . — Map (db m26778) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14274 — Dawson Stone House
Real estate developers Mary and Nannie Dawson built this house about 1900 as part of the South Heights expansion of Austin. The sisters were pioneer teachers in free public school system. Mary (Molly) was principal of Fulmore School, but she left . . . — Map (db m29539) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12241 — Decker Swedish Evangelical Free Church and Cemetery
Among the Swedish immigrants who settled in Decker in the 1880s were many seeking freedom from the Swedish State Church. The immigrants held meetings in homes and schoolhouses, and organized the Decker Swedish Evangelical Free Church. Joseph Ek . . . — Map (db m25714) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14416 — Decker United Methodist Church and Community
First settlers in this area on Decker Creek were Swedish immigrants, who attended church in Austin from 1867 to 1870s. Beginning in 1871, the Rev. C.C. Charnquist of Austin preached in homes. With advent of more settlers, a church was erected and . . . — Map (db m25665) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6446 — Deep Eddy Bathing Beach
Swedish immigrant Charles Johnson built a large home for his family on 39 acres of land in this vicinity in the 1850s. In 1902 two of his children, Mary and Henry, opened Deep Eddy Resort. The Johnsons named the park for a deep hole in the limestone . . . — Map (db m25826) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13778 — Del Valle Army Air Base(Bergstrom Air Force Base)
Following the U.S. entry into World War II, the Army Air Corps established a base here in the Del Valle community on land once a part of the Santiago del Valle Mexican land grant. The City of Austin purchased 3,000 acres to lease to the federal . . . — Map (db m25631) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14668 — Denny-Holliday House
This structure originated as a one-story limestone dwelling. Built between 1869 and 1871 by Charles Denny. Mrs N.L. Holliday, a widow with six children, purchased the house in 1898 and added the second floor in 1906. The residence was later occupied . . . — Map (db m25669) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15772 — Desegregation of Lions Municipal Golf Course
In 1924, local Lions Club members formed the Austin Municipal Golf and Amusement Association to open the first public golf course in the city. The association leased part of the Brackenridge Tract from the University of Texas, and by the fall of . . . — Map (db m149741) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15413 — Desegregation of Texas High Schools
The State of Texas instituted a public school system for African-American students during Reconstruction. This segregation of students was further established through the 1896 United States Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, which . . . — Map (db m42891) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12326 — Donnan-Hill House
Gustavus Johnson, a carpenter and contractor, built this house for his daughter, Jennie, when she married John K. Donnan in 1876. Located then near the Capitol, this enlargement of an older, smaller structure combined Victorian style with a . . . — Map (db m149736) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 17811 — Downs Field
In 1954, the City of Austin relocated Downs Field here from its original location at 12th Street and Springdale Road where it was constructed in 1949 as a “separate but equal” alternative to Disch Field. Downs Field has been used by the . . . — Map (db m130650) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15328 — Doyle Farm
Arrival on Sept. 21, 1874, of two brothers of Holy Cross at the Doyle Farm James Doyle (1795?-1866). A native of Ireland, came to Texas in 1835. He was a stonemason, and in 1853 had charge of part of the work on the . . . — Map (db m25852) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14888 — Dr. George Moffit Patrick
A volunteer at Anahuac, 1832. Member of the Consultation, 1835. Commander of the schooner “Flash”, 1836. Most Worshipful Grand Master Grand (Masonic) Lodge of Texas, 1848-49. Born in Virginia, September 30, 1801. Died in Grimes County, . . . — Map (db m44241) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 16098 — Dr. Gideon Lincecum
A veteran of the War of 1812 Internationally famous botanist Friend of Darwin Born in Georgia Died at Long Point Washington County, Texas November 28, 1873 — Map (db m74930) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15014 — Dr. Thomas Jefferson Gazley
(front) Born in New York, January 8, 1801. Died in Bastrop County, Texas, October 31, 1853. Doctor-lawyer, soldier, legislator. (back) Delegate to the Second Convention of Texas, 1833 * Physician in the Army of Texas, . . . — Map (db m25888) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13931 — Driskill Hotel
Built 1885-86 by Col. Jesse L. Driskill (1824-1890), cattle king who moved to Austin in 1869. Brick dressed with limestone. Had three grand entrances – one the largest arched doorway in Texas. “Ladies’ Entrance” was on northeast, . . . — Map (db m25634) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14787 — Ebenezer (Third) Baptist Church
The Rev. C. Ward organized this church in the home of Mrs. Elisa Hawkins in 1875 as the Third Baptist congregation in Austin. A small frame structure at Catalpa and Curve Streets was the place of worship for ten years. A brick sanctuary in Gothic . . . — Map (db m42890) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12592 — Edmund and Emily Miller House
Noted economist and University of Texas professor Edmund T. Miller (1878-1952) and his wife, Emily (1884-1979), an artist and member of the pioneer Maverick family of San Antonio, acquired this property in 1922. The design for their Mediterranean . . . — Map (db m26150) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 17293 — Edward Clark House Outbuilding
Edward Clark (Lt. Governor 1859-1861; Governor 1861) purchased four lots, including this property, in 1856. This brick structure likely served as an outbuilding, and possibly as slave quarters, during the period Clark lived in the adjacent home . . . — Map (db m150065) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13828 — Elisabet Ney(Jan. 26,1833 - June 29, 1907)
World-renowned sculptor; lived 35 years in Texas, where she executed works of many noted citizens. Born in Muenster, Westphalia, Germany, Elisabet grew up beautiful, talented, and self-willed. At 19 she began to study at the Academy of Arts, . . . — Map (db m99581) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15042 — Elvira T. Manor Davis House
Elvira T. Manor Davis (1841-1918) was reared in east Travis County near present-day Manor, Texas. Named for her father, she married Blackstone H. Davis whose family owned quarry, supplied stone for the 1853 Texas Capitol. Elvira widowed and the . . . — Map (db m25687) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6451 — Emma West Flats
After attorney Robert G. West (1860-1904) died, his widow Emma Grant West (1865-1952) had this structure built to provide rental income for support of their four children. Erected by contractors Fischer & Lambie in 1905, the brick edifice had one . . . — Map (db m26766) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14956 — Esperanza School Building
One of earliest one-room rural schoolhouses in Travis County, this cabin was built on property of Richard McKenzie in 1866. It was known as Esperanza School and served children from neighboring farms in the period before public education. In 1893 . . . — Map (db m79395) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14303 — Evangelical Lutheran Church of Dessau
The community of Dessau was founded in 1854 by German immigrants, including the Wieland, Nauert, Nehring, Grosskopf, Krueger, Goerlitz, and Hennig families. The pioneers worshiped in private homes until this sanctuary was built about 1876. Labor and . . . — Map (db m25872) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14294 — F. Weigl Iron Works
Ironsmith Fortunat Weigl (1884-1973) migrated to Austin in 1913 from Germany with his wife Anna and sons F. Lee and Herbert. Work was scarce until 1917, when Weigl was commissioned by the noted local woodcarver Peter Mansbendel, who supplied a forge . . . — Map (db m26728) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13935 — First Classes of the University of Texas Law School
The University of Texas held its first classes in the temporary capitol at this site on Sept. 15, 1883. Fifty-two of the 218 original students were registered in the law department. They were taught by former Governor of Texas Oran M. Roberts . . . — Map (db m25647) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15362 — First Colored Baptist Church
The oldest black Baptist church in the city, the fellowship grew from the slave membership of the First Baptist Church of Austin. In 1854 the committee on religious conditions of the colored population recommended to the churches of the Austin . . . — Map (db m42887) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13106 — First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Austin
In 1853, missionary Rev. E.B. Crisman formally organized the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Austin. Members met in a frame building at 7th and Lavaca streets until 1892, when they replaced it with a stone structure. In 1906, a dispute over a . . . — Map (db m25879) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14351 — First Presbyterian Church of Austin
This congregation traces its history to the early years of Austin and the missionary activities of the Rev. Daniel Baker. After a visit to Austin in 1848, Daniel Baker recommended the organization of a Presbyterian congregation in the city. His . . . — Map (db m141127) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6418 — First United Methodist Church of Austin
In 1840, shortly after Austin was incorporated, the Rev. John Haynie (1786-1860), a Methodist circuit rider from the Mississippi Conference, led 14 members in forming this fellowship. They worshiped at temporary sites, including the Capitol building . . . — Map (db m25883) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6452 — Fischer House
Prussian native Joseph Fischer (1826-1889) constructed this home for his family in 1882 with the help of his son Francis. Skilled stonemasons, Joseph and Francis Fischer developed one of Austin’s leading masonry contracting businesses and worked in . . . — Map (db m25706) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13095 — Fiskville
Two area pioneers were Josiah Fisk, who arrived in 1846, and Edward Zimmerman, who came in 1854; both brought their families to the farming lands outside Austin. Zimmerman became the first Postmaster in 1873, when more than 150 people lived in . . . — Map (db m25884) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13159 — Fort Magruder, C.S.A
During the Civil War, Fort Magruder was built near here west of Congress Avenue. Named for Gen. John Bankhead Magruder, commander of Texas Confederate forces, it was one of three forts planned to protect Austin from a possible Union attack from the . . . — Map (db m69091) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15352 — Fortress Home
Built in early 1850's by Martin Weiland, from Dessau, Germany. Used as a neighborhood fort. Enlarged 1873, 1912. — Map (db m146852) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — French Embassy
This site, originally purchased by Anson Jones who later became the last President of the Republic of Texas, was sold by Jones on September 15, 1840, to Alphonse de Saligny, Charge D'Affaires of his majesty, Louis Philippe, the King of the French, . . . — Map (db m92546) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14828 — French Legation
Erected in the year 1841 by Conte Alphonse Dubois de Saligny, Charge D’Affaires for King Louis Philippe of France, to the Texas Republic. He lived here 1841-1842. House constructed of Bastrop pine, in Louisiana Bayou style. Furnishings include . . . — Map (db m25673) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15113 — Gen. George W. Terrell
Born in Kentucky 1803. Came to Texas in 1840 from Mississippi. Associate Justice, Supreme Court, 1840. Secretary of State, 1841. Attorney General, 1841-42. Charge d'affairs of the Republic of Texas to England, France and Spain 1844-45. Died in . . . — Map (db m25693) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — General Land Office Building of 1856-57
The General Land Office building, constructed in the 1850s, housed the agency responsible for administering the state’s vast landholdings. Designed by German architect and Land Office draftsman Christoph Conrad Stremme, it is the oldest surviving . . . — Map (db m111951) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14984 — General Moseley Baker
Commanded Co. D., First Regiment of Texas Volunteers at San Jacinto. A member of 1st and 3rd Congresses of the Republic and later a Brigadier General of Militia. Born in Virginia Sept. 20, 1802. Died in Houston, Texas Nov. 4, 1848. His wife Eliza . . . — Map (db m25765) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 2162 — George W. Sampson Home
Former Confederate Army Captain and leading Austin merchant George W. Sampson (1825-88) married Mary Goodwin Hall (b. 1845), niece of Gov. Edmund J. Davis. Their wedding in 1872 was the first held in the Governor’s Mansion. In 1875 the Sampsons . . . — Map (db m26497) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14088 — George Washington Carver Branch Library
In Feb. 1926 the Austin Public Library opened in a room over a downtown store. Within months, the books were moved to this structure, built at Guadalupe and Ninth St., across from Wooldridge Park. In 1933, with completion of a permanent library . . . — Map (db m25793) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15541 — George Weedon
Permanently wounded in the Battle of San Jacinto while serving in Captain William S. Fisher's company Died January 18, 1842 near Old Cincinnati in Walker County, Texas — Map (db m44785) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15632 — Gerhard-Schoch House
Merchant Philip Henry Gerhard (1850-1906) and wife Lena had this house built by contractor Herman S. Love in 1887. It was said to be first 2-story brick veneer home in Austin; it was enlarged in 1891. The Gerhards’ daughter Clara and her husband, . . . — Map (db m25889) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12732 — German Free School
German Free School Education was a primary concern for the new German immigrants who arrived in Texas in the 1840s and 1850s. Although Texas did not have a system of free public education at that time, it did offer subsidies for students attending . . . — Map (db m25890) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14770 — Gethsemane Church
The first Lutheran church in Travis County. Organized Dec. 12, 1868, by Swedish pioneers under leadership of Swante Palm. Site of first church building was 11 blocks SW; this structure was erected in 1883. It contains stone hauled in wheelbarrows . . . — Map (db m25891) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14373 — Gilfillan House
This residence was constructed in 1905 for William L. Gilfillan (d.1932), one of the founders and directors of the Austin National Bank. Designed by the prominent Austin architect Charles H. Page, Jr., the two-story brick home reflects a mixture of . . . — Map (db m25893) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Gold Star Mothers of Texas Monument
Dedicated to the Gold Star Mothers of Texas. Their sons and daughters gave their lives while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. On June 4, 1928 out of tragedy we were formed, out of love we continue. — Map (db m108580) WM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6455 — Goodall Wooten House
Goodall Harrison Wooten (1869-1942) was born in Paris, Texas, the son of Confederate veteran Dr. Thomas Dudley Wooten and his wife, Henrietta Goodall Wooten. Goodall Harrison Wooten attended the University of Texas, where he earned Bachelor’s and . . . — Map (db m25707) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6438 — Goodman Building
Probably constructed in the early 1890s, this commercial building is noted for its decorative brickwork and iron railing. Built for grocer Joseph Goodman, the main floor served as his store until 1924. The upper floor was used from 1892 until about . . . — Map (db m25700) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15101 — Governor Andrew Jackson HamiltonThe First Republican Governor of Texas
Nicknamed “Colossal Jack” because of his imposing stature and his oratorical skill, A.J. Hamilton was born in Alabama. He migrated to Texas about 1846. A lawyer, he served as acting Attorney General of Texas in 1850. His residence once . . . — Map (db m25965) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13934 — Governor Edmund Jackson DavisOctober 2, 1827 – February 7, 1883
Born in Florida, E.J. Davis became a lawyer and judge after moving to Texas. During the Civil War (1861-65), he commanded a regiment of Texas Unionists and rose to the rank of Brigadier General. During the Reconstruction era, Davis led the . . . — Map (db m25824) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14643 — Governor Elisha Marshall Pease
In 1835 E.M. Pease migrated to Texas from his native Connecticut. He joined the Texian forces at the Battle of Gonzales, Oct. 2, 1835, which initiated the Texas War for Independence. In the early days of the Republic, he worked as a government clerk . . . — Map (db m26210) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14797 — Governor James Edward Ferguson August 31, 1871 -September 21, 1944Governor Miriam A. Ferguson June 13, 1875 - June 25, 1961
James Ferguson, son of a Methodist preacher, and Miriam Wallace, daughter of a wealthy farmer, were Bell County natives. They married in 1899 and later settled with their two daughters in Temple. James, running as “Farmer Jim”, won the . . . — Map (db m25874) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6444 — Green Pastures
This Victorian home, located on the 1835 Isaac Decker Grant, was built in 1894-95 by Dr. E. W. Herndon and sold in 1912 to Judge W. W. Burnett. It became the residence in 1916 of lawyer Henry Faulk (1867-1939), his wife Martha (Miner) (1878-1957), . . . — Map (db m25702) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14554 — Grinninger Fence
First known use of barbed wire in Texas (1857), by John Grinninger, immigrant from Europe, worker in an early Austin iron foundry. Grinninger, who lived on Waller Creek (NE of here) grew fruit, vegetables and flowers. To protect garden, he ran . . . — Map (db m25896) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 17925 — Hancock Recreation Center
The Austin Country Club (ACC) Clubhouse, later named Hancock Recreation Center, was constructed in 1934. Spearheaded by Lewis Hancock, Jr. and other members, the golf course was constructed in 1899; members incorporated the Austin Golf Club in 1900. . . . — Map (db m149525) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Heman Marion Sweatt1912-1982
Despite outstanding academic credentials, Heman Marion Sweatt, a black man, was denied admission to the University of Texas School of Law in February 1946 because of his race. In May 1946, Mr. Sweatt challenged the university's segregationist . . . — Map (db m130372) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Heman Sweatt CampusDedicated April 15, 1988 in tribute to Heman Marion Sweatt 1912-1982 — The University of Texas at Austin —
By action of the University of Texas System Board of Regents on August 13, 1987, the historic "Little Campus" of the University of Texas at Austin was renamed the "Heman Sweatt Campus" in honor of Heman Marion Sweatt, a civil rights pioneer. A . . . — Map (db m117976) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14700 — Henry G. Madison Cabin
Built about 1863 at 807 east 11th Street; homestead of Henry Green Madison (1843-1912), policeman and farmer, his wife Louise, and their eight children. In 1886, Madison built a frame house enclosing the cabin, which remained hidden until a razing . . . — Map (db m25672) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12736 — Henry H. and Bertha Sterzing Ziller House
Henry (1853-1924) and Bertha (1857-1900) Ziller, both members of families who came to the Austin area from Germany, married in 1876 and purchased this property in 1881. Records indicate that a residence, built about 1877, already existed on the . . . — Map (db m26774) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15055 — Henry Smith
Henry Smith (1788-1851) immersed himself in public affairs soon after arriving in Texas in 1827. Initially a local political leader in what is now Brazoria County, he was appointed in 1835 as a delegate to the San Felipe Consultation, which met to . . . — Map (db m26540) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6459 — Herblin – Shoe House
Built in 1899-1900 by local contractor John Allen Greathouse for the William H. Herblin family. This house was located in the neighborhood known as “Quality Hill”, construction costs totaled $2,500. The William B. Shoe family purchased . . . — Map (db m25709) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Hezikiah Haskell House
The community of Clarksville is an early freedman's community that was established after the Civil War. Freed slave Charles Clark founded the community in 1871 as a place where former slaves could reunite with their family members, direct their own . . . — Map (db m101175) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6441 — Hirshfeld Cottage
German native Henry Hirshfeld (1834-1911) migrated to the United States at the age of fifteen. After working with his two uncles in Mobile, Alabama, he moved to Georgetown (28 mi. N), where he enlisted in the Confederate Army. Following his . . . — Map (db m25969) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6440 — Hirshfeld House
Henry Hirshfeld (1834-1911), a native of Germany, was a prominent Austin merchant and a leader in the city’s Jewish community. In 1873 he and his wife Jennie (Melasky) built a one-story limestone cottage on the lot west of this site. Because of . . . — Map (db m25971) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12242 — Hodnette House
A rare and important example of the Craftsman Aesthetic designed by prominent Austin architect Charles H. Page Sr., this house was built in 1909 for Austin businessman Milton Hodnette. Horizontal emphasis, broad overhanging eaves, a generous porch, . . . — Map (db m25972) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 17955 — Holy Cross Catholic Church and Community
In 1936, the Reverend Francis R. Weber, CSC, met with African-American Catholics in the home of William M. Tears and celebrated the first Mass for Holy Cross Catholic Church, the first Catholic Church to serve the needs of Austin’s African . . . — Map (db m149464) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Hood’s Texas Brigade Monument
Hood’s Texas Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America, 1861-1865. First Texas Regiment, Fourth Texas Regiment, Fifth Texas Regiment, Eighteenth Georgia Regiment, Third Arkansas Regiment, Hampton’s South Carolina Legion. . . . — Map (db m96262) WM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14733 — Hotel Provident and Heierman Building
Built in 1887, apparently as a hotel, for Tom Smith. Contractor was Austin Mayor Joseph Nalle. The “Hotel Provident” operated under various names until the 1920s. In conjunction with the hotel, the lower floor housed numerous businesses, . . . — Map (db m25979) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6471 — Hudson Bend
In 1854 Wiley Hudson (b.1825) and his family settled on the bend of Colorado River that was named for him. The 1860 census showed four families living in this vicinity, including Wiley Hudson with his wife Catherine and eight children, as well as a . . . — Map (db m97906) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6457 — Hugh B. Hancock House
Built in 1886, this house was originally located on 7th Street in the Robertson Hill area of East Austin. It was constructed for Hugh B. Hancock, a successful black businessman of the city. In 1904 it was sold to German native Charles Frederick . . . — Map (db m25966) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14424 — Hyde Park
Advertised in 1892 as “The most fashionable part of the wealthiest and most aristocratic ward in the city”, Hyde Park was Austin’s first planned suburb. Encompassing an area bordered by the present streets of Guadalupe, 38th, Duval, and . . . — Map (db m25991) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6429 — Ira Hobart EvansApril 11, 1844 - April 19, 1922
Born in New Hampshire, Ira H. Evans grew up in Vermont. During the Civil War he served in the Union Army, attaining the rank of Major. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor and in 1865 was a member of the Honor Guard for the funeral of . . . — Map (db m43652) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14242 — J. Frank Dobie House
Built in 1925, this house was occupied by eminent Texas author, educator, and folklorist J. Frank Dobie (1888-1964) and his wife Bertha from 1926 until their deaths. Dobie, who taught a popular course at the University of Texas on the life and . . . — Map (db m25851) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14635 — J. L. Buaas Building
Norwegian immigrant John L. Buaas moved to Austin in 1839 and in 1872 was appointed city alderman by Reconstruction Governor E.J. Davis. In 1875 he built a mercantile store here. The two-story Italianate commercial structure was designed with two . . . — Map (db m25781) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6450 — J.P. Schneider Store
In the mid-1860s, shortly after the Civil War, Jacob Peter “Jake” Schneider (1852-1925) began working in William Brueggerhoff’s general mercantile store, and part-time as a legislative page in the Capitol. About 1870, he and his mother, . . . — Map (db m26498) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15048 — Jacob Fontaine(c.1808-1898)
Jacob Fontaine was born in Arkansas and came to Austin about 1850 as a slave of Episcopal minister Edward Fontaine. In 1864 Jacob began preaching separate services for fellow slaves attending the First Baptist Church, then founded the First Baptist . . . — Map (db m80454) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14246 — Jacob Larmour House
This Victorian cottage was built in 1875 for architect Jacob Larmour (1822-1901), who came to Austin with his family in 1871. He played a major role in the design of many of the city’s commercial and residential buildings and was appointed state . . . — Map (db m26035) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14254 — Jacob Leser House
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 . . . — Map (db m26040) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14704 — James Allison York
Participated in the Capture of San Antonio, 1835 A member of Capt. Moseley Baker's company at San Jacinto Born in Kentucky on July 4, 1800 Died in Lavaca County, Texas February 6, 1869 — Map (db m44789) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 18400 — James and Leana Walsh House
Located in Tarrytown, this mission revival style house features limestone quarried from a nearby source and red, Spanish-style clay roof tiles. Built for James Martin Walsh (1882-1944), third son of local lime manufacturer and Irish immigrant . . . — Map (db m149738) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15533 — James G. Wilkinson
A member of Capt. Wm. W. Hill’s Company at San Jacinto. Born in Kentucky March 5, 1805. Died in Lee County, Texas August 15, 1848. Here also sleeps Amanda Wilkinson, wife of James G. Wilkinson. — Map (db m25738) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15236 — James L. Farmer, Jr.(Jan. 12, 1920 - Jul. 9, 1999)
Civil rights leader James Leonard Farmer, Jr., son of Pearl (Houston) and Dr. James L. Farmer, Sr., lived here as a child from 1925-30. James, Sr. taught at Samuel Huston College (now Huston-Tillotson University). In 1942, James, Jr. founded the . . . — Map (db m42985) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14103 — James Wales Jones
Born in Georgia, 1797 One of the “Old Three Hundred” Austin colonists A soldier in the Texas War for Independence Died 1847 His wife, Hetty Stiles Jones Died 1899 — Map (db m26001) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15417 — Jane Yelvington McCallum
One of the most prominent leaders of the Texas woman suffrage movement of the early 20th century, Jane Y. McCallum lived in this house with her husband, Arthur N., and five children. As a member of the Texas Joint Legislative Council (nicknamed . . . — Map (db m26142) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14753 — Johann Jacob GroosTexas Land Commissioner — March 6, 1822 - June 15, 1878 —
A professional surveyor before and after coming to Texas in 1845 from his native Germany, J.J. Groos helped open New Braunfels area to settlement. He served 1849-65 as a Comal County official, and was in Confederate militia during Civil War . . . — Map (db m25897) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14459 — John A. Wharton
Came to Texas from Tennessee. Prominent orator, jurist and prosecutor. Delegate Texas Secession Convention 1861. Joined Confederate Army as Captain Company "B" Terry’s Texas Rangers. After Terry was killed Wharton elected Colonel and led this famous . . . — Map (db m82353) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 16097 — John Crittenden Duval
Escaped the massacre March 27, 1836 and was the last survivor of Fannin's Army to die Born in Kentucky in 1816 Died in Fort Worth, Texas January 15, 1897 — Map (db m117215) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15075 — John Edward Lewis
A member of Captain W. J. F. Heard's Company in the Battle of San Jacinto. Born in New York City, October 3, 1808, died April 1, 1892. His wife Anna (Scott) Lewis Born in Albany, N. Y. 1812 died May 24, 1896. — Map (db m25690) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14844 — John Hawkins Singleton
Served in the Army of Texas, 1836, the Army of the United States in the Mexican War, 1846, the Confederate Army, 1861-1865. Born in Kentucky June 25, 1818. Died in Ellis County, Texas August 3, 1884. His wife Rebecca Ann (Barker) Singleton. Born . . . — Map (db m26536) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15538 — John Litton
A soldier of the San Jacinto Army. Born in South Carolina 1812. Died July 4, 1856. — Map (db m25595) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14224 — John Williams, Howell Hoggett, William Atkinson, Daniel Hornsby
To John Williams and Howell Gaggett. Killed by Indians in May, 1836 while detailed from Captain John J. Tumlinson’s company of Rangers to help protect the families of the Hornsby’s settlement on returning from the “Run Away Scrape”. . . . — Map (db m100619) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12793 — Joseph and Mary Robinson Martin House
Prominent Austin contractor George Fiegel completed this house in 1903 for Joseph Anthony (1867-1947) and Mary (Robinson)(d. 1934) Martin. A noted wild game conservationist, Joe Martin primarily is associated in Austin business history with the . . . — Map (db m26126) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14153 — Joseph Baker
Born in Maine 1804. Died in Austin, Texas July 11, 1846. One of the founders of “The Telegraph and Texas Register” at San Felipe de Austin, October 10, 1835. A soldier at San Jacinto. First Chief Justice of Bexar County, 1836. Member of . . . — Map (db m25767) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14315 — Josephus Hornsby
To Josephus Hornsby Mar. 15, 1822 Oct. 21, 1862. Son of Reuben Hornsby; settled here, 1832, Bastrop ranger, 1837. In Flores Fight, 1839 Battle of Plum Creek, 1840 Brushy Fight, 1840, Vasquez and Woll Campaigns, 1842; led fight against Indians from . . . — Map (db m82359) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 16095 — Josiah Pugh WilbargerIn Memoriam
Marking the spot where Josiah Pugh Wilbarger of Austin's Colony was stabbed and scalped by the Indians in 1832 while locating lands for the Colonies. Born in Bourbon Co. Ky. Sept. 10, 1801 Died in Bastrop Co. Tex. April 11, 1845 . . . — Map (db m135942) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15198 — Judge Calvin Maples CuretonSeptember 1, 1874 – April 8, 1940
Born in Bosque County of a noted pioneer family. A legislator (1909-13); first Assistant Attorney General (1913-18); Attorney General (1918-21). As Chief Justice (1921-40) Texas Supreme Court, recorded longest service in court’s first century. . . . — Map (db m149748) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12826 — King-Tears Mortuary
In October 1901, William M. Tears opened the Tears Funeral Home at 614 E. 6th Street to provide mortuary services for African Americans in Austin and the surrounding area. Upon his death in 1923, his son William M. Tears, Jr. became manager of the . . . — Map (db m26008) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13522 — King-Von Rosenberg House
In 1916, the heirs of Gov. Elisha Pease established the Enfield Realty and Home Building Company and began dividing the Pease estate into what would become Austin’s Enfield neighborhood. Six years later, Belmont “Belle” Graham, a cousin . . . — Map (db m25627) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13941 — Kopperl House
Built in 1896 at a cost of $4,200, this home was purchased the same year by sportswoman Loula Dale Kopperl (1861-1919). She and her husband Morris lived here prior to their divorce in 1912, and she continued to occupy the home until her death. The . . . — Map (db m26009) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6472 — Laguna Gloria
This Mediterranean style villa was built in 1916 for Henry H. and Clara Driscoll Sevier. Named Laguna Gloria for a nearby lagoon off the Colorado River, the stuccoed home features a decorative window that resembles the rose window at San Jose . . . — Map (db m99511) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15110 — Las Ventanas
Built 1875-1876 by A.J. Jernigan, Travis County Treasurer, 1873-1888 and 1894-1896; of handmade, sun dried brick in transitional style between Greek Revival and Victorian period, 1880's-1890's. Name - meaning “the windows” - is for . . . — Map (db m25691) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13847 — Lilia and Josephine Casis
Josephine (1873-1947) and Lilia (1869-1947) Casis were reared in Jamaica, where their European parents educated them in the classics, languages, and music, before they moved to Texas in 1890. Josephine earned a teaching degree and taught at Austin’s . . . — Map (db m25795) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12734 — Littlefield Building
George Washington Littlefield (1842-1920) came to Texas from Mississippi in 1850. After serving in Terry’s Texas Rangers in the Civil War, he made his fortune ranching and driving cattle. He moved to Austin in 1883 and, in 1890, established the . . . — Map (db m26041) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14889 — Littlefield Home
George W. Littlefield (1842-1920) came to Texas with his family in 1850. He served in the Civil War with Terry’s Texas Rangers, attaining the rank of Major. Following the war he became a cattleman and acquired ranches in New Mexico and the Texas . . . — Map (db m26042) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14469 — M.M. Long’s Livery Stable and Opera House
When M.M. Long and his family moved here from Bastrop in the 1860s, the first floor of this structure served as the livery stable for Long’s Austin to Burnet and Lampasas stage line. On the second floor Long ran an opera house which was used for . . . — Map (db m26044) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6462 — Major John B. Jones1834-1881
Famed defender of the frontier. Instilled ideals of excellence into Texas Rangers. Born in South Carolina. Came to Republic of Texas 1839. Educated at Old Baylor and Rutersville, where students had to defend school from Indian attacks. In . . . — Map (db m26002) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12249 — Major William Martin “Buck” WaltonJanuary 17, 1832 – July 1, 1915
Mississippi native William M. “Buck” Walton attended the University of Virginia and studied law in Carrollton, Mississippi. In 1853 he moved to Austin, where his first law partner was A.J. Hamilton, later Governor of Texas. In 1862 he . . . — Map (db m25718) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13535 — Malcolm and Margaret Badger Reed Estate
Central Texas native Malcolm Reed followed his father into business and ultimately became a leading cotton exporter. He wed Margaret “Maggie” Badger of Marble Falls in 1898, and in 1908, they moved to Austin. In 1929, they moved into . . . — Map (db m101450) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Margaret Moser Plaza
This plaza is dedicated in honor of Margaret Moser for her extraordinary contributions to Austin music and musicians. A respected music journalist for the Austin Chronicle and director of the Austin Music Awards, Moser served on the Austin Music . . . — Map (db m150195) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14070 — Martin Parmer
Born in Virginia, June 4, 1778. Died in Jasper County, March 2, 1850. A delegate to the Constitutional Convention of Missouri, 1821. Senator in Legislature of Missouri. Second in command in the Fredonian War in Texas, 1826. Member of the . . . — Map (db m26205) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6445 — Mary Street Stone House
This residence is one of several erected in south Austin during the 1890s by Developer Nichols Dawson (1864-1939). Constructed of stone quarried in the vicinity, the small houses were similar in design, with hexagonal front bays. Dawson's partner in . . . — Map (db m26127) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13654 — Mathews School
In 1916, the Austin School District built three elementary schools, including two identical ones: Metz on the east side of town and Mathews on the west. Architect Dennis R. Walsh designed both schools, but only Mathews remains in use. Named for Dr. . . . — Map (db m26138) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14445 — Maud Anna Berry Smith Fuller
One of Austin's most revered African American civic and religious leaders, Maud Anna Berry Smith Fuller is best remembered for her generosity, inspirational speeches, Baptist missionary activity, teaching abilities, and compassion for those less . . . — Map (db m42888) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6420 — Mauthe-Myrick Mansion
Rafael Mauthe (1820-79), a German stonemason, built this house in 1877 on land purchased from the noted architect Abner Cook in 1856. Mauthe’s wife Mary (d. 1898) lived here after his death and managed the nearby family rental property. In 1898 the . . . — Map (db m26139) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 16037 — Merrilltown Cemetery
This burial ground has served the surrounding area since the early 1850s. Most of those interred here lived in the Merrilltown community, which Captain Nelson Merrell (d. 1879) established when he settled here in 1837. He operated the post office . . . — Map (db m81116) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15642 — Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church
This congregation began meeting for informal worship services during the early 1870s at the home of Tempie Washington. By 1873, the thirteen original members were meeting in their own sanctuary on San Antonio street. The Rev. Frank Green served as . . . — Map (db m26148) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 18477 — Michael Butler and Butler Brick Company
Michael Butler (1842-1909) emigrated from Limerick, Ireland, to New York City in 1866 and worked as a bricklayer. After traveling the country pursuing the masonry trade, Butler arrived in Dallas in 1869 and established a brick plant on the Trinity . . . — Map (db m134010) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14112 — Michael Paggi House
Built here prior to the Civil War on land owned by Col. S.W. Goodrich (d. 1868), this house was located near a low-water crossing of the Colorado River. A planter, Goodrich owned a sawmill, grist mill, and cotton gin. Michael Paggi (d. 1911), a . . . — Map (db m29538) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Military Order of the Purple Heart Monument
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars. Combat Veterans Wounded-1782 Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932. My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all . . . — Map (db m108579) WM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12979 — Millbrook (Roy-Hardin House)
William Carroll "Cal" Roy (1851-1916) and Annie (Stanley) Roy (1851-1925) bought this Bouldin mill site in 1894 from Powhatan Bouldin, heir of James E. Bouldin (1796-1876), the original owner. It was converted into a home, and here the Roy’s reared . . . — Map (db m26149) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14007 — Moore’s Crossing Bridge
This structure was originally part of a six-span bridge across the Colorado River at Congress Avenue in Austin. Constructed there in 1884, it was designed by the King Iron Bridge and Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. In 1910 it was dismantled . . . — Map (db m26159) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12243 — Moore-Flack House
Local contractor Charles Funk built this house for John M. and Estelle Moore in 1887 at a cost of $2,000. At that time John M. Moore (1853-1902), a former Texas legislator and District Attorney, was Secretary of State for Governor Lawrence Sullivan . . . — Map (db m26158) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15032 — Moore-Hancock Farmstead
Irish native Martin Moore and his wife, Elizabeth Ann (White), left their Austin residences and prosperous Pecan (6th) Street mercantile business and moved to a farm north of town about 1850. Their 521-acre farm, which included this property, was . . . — Map (db m100082) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Moses Austin(October 4, 1761 - June 10, 1821)
The initiator of Anglo-American settlement in Texas. Moses Austin was a native of Durham, Connecticut. After his marriage to Mary Brown in 1785, Austin became a leading figure in the development of the American lead industry. His business took him . . . — Map (db m26784) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Mount Bonnell
Rising 775 feet above sea level, this limestone height was named for George W. Bonnell, who came to Texas with others to fight for Texas independence, 1836. Was commissioner of Indian Affairs in Republic of Texas under president Sam Houston. Moved . . . — Map (db m20136) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15031 — Mount Olive Baptist Church
The Mount Olive Baptist Church congregation was organized March 3, 1889, in the vicinity of Masontown, one of Austin's earliest African settlements. The early years of the congregation coincided with a period of intense optimism and community . . . — Map (db m25685) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — National Fish Hatchery
In 1940, the City of Austin procured and donated 30 acres of land at this site to the US Fish Commission to raise fish for stocking ponds and lakes. Pumps installed in the Colorado River fed irrigation ditches that filled 19 ponds used to raise . . . — Map (db m150328) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Native Americans at Bull Creek
Archeological investigations of the Bull Creek area show utilization by humans stretching back at least 9,000 years. The canyons of Bull Creek offered the criteria of favored campsites on the Edwards Plateau: shelter in or near pecan groves (pecan . . . — Map (db m108842) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13620 — Norwood Tower
This building was once the tallest structure in Austin’s downtown area other than the State Capitol. Dwarfed by other structures by the late 20th century, the Norwood Tower remains unique in its design and elaborate detailing. In 1925, Ollie O. . . . — Map (db m25630) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14859 — O. Henry(William Sydney Porter, Sept. 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910)
Born in Greensboro, N.C., moved to Texas in 1882, and lived on a ranch near Cotulla. Came to Austin in 1884, and in addition to writing, worked as a pharmacist, musician, draftsman, and bank teller. His first nationally published short story . . . — Map (db m88129) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15479 — O. Henry HallThe University of Texas System
Built during the period 1877-1881 as a federal courthouse and post office, this was the sixth United States Post Office location in Austin, dating from the establishment of the first post office in Austin in 1840. The building was constructed by . . . — Map (db m25587) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 12695 — Oak Hill
First settlers arrived in area in 1840s. The community founded here in 1856 was called Live Oak Springs; in 1865 it was renamed Shiloh. Later schools known as Live Oak and Oatmanville gave names temporarily to the settlement. It has been known as . . . — Map (db m26185) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14309 — Oakwood Cemetery
In 1839, when Austin was being opened as a site favored for the Capital of the Republic of Texas, a regular burial place was established in what is now the southwest part of Oakwood Cemetery. A decedent was buried on this hill at a spot to the right . . . — Map (db m25661) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 17855 — Oertli Dairy
The Oertli family owned and operated dairy farms in Travis County for 78 years, from 1923-2001. Fridolin ‘Fritz’ Oertli was born in Ennenda, Switzerland and immigrated to Travis County in 1904 with his wife, Margaretha Schwendeler, and their first . . . — Map (db m150870) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Offices Of The War Department And The Adjutant GeneralThe Republic of Texas
Three double log houses built on this site in 1839 shortly after Austin was selected as the site for the capital of the Republic of Texas served as the offices for the War Department and the Adjutant General. Here Albert Sidney Johnston and Branch . . . — Map (db m148992) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14748 — Okewell
This house was built in 1925 for Judge Robert Lynn Batts (1854-1935). A distinguished jurist, Batts served as Assistant Attorney General of Texas and the United States, Judge of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Chairman of the University of . . . — Map (db m26187) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6439 — Old B.J. Smith Property
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Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14949 — Old Bakery
Built 1876 by Chas. Lundberg. Bread then was not sliced or wrapped; children and maids waited with baskets to take home loaves hot from the oven. House specialties were sponge cake ladyfingers, glazed kisses, almond-meal macaroons. A front . . . — Map (db m26046) HM

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