General Land Office Building of 1856-57

General Land Office Building of 1856-57 (HM245R)

Location: Austin, TX 78701 Travis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 16.367', W 97° 44.378'

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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 state office building. The architecture blends two 19th-century revival styles: the Rundbogenstil, or round-arched style, is reflected in the windows and doors; the Norman style is reflected in the castle-like parapets. The exterior walls are limestone rubble, smoothed over with stucco, then scored to simulate cut stone blocks. By 1918, the General Land Office had moved across 11th Street to larger quarters. From 1919 to 1989, the building housed museums operated by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Following a 1989-92 architectural restoration, the building became the Capitol Complex Visitors Center.
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HM NumberHM245R
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Date Added Friday, December 29th, 2017 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 621230 N 3349684
Decimal Degrees30.27278333, -97.73963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.367', W 97° 44.378'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 22.02" N, 97° 44' 22.68" W
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Area Code(s)512
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 E 11th St, Austin TX 78701, US
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