Wahrenberger House

Wahrenberger House (HMH1Y)

Location: Austin, TX 78701 Travis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 16.593', W 97° 44.516'

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Charles Klein bought house from F. Huster, 1868. Leased it to German-American Ladies College (1873-90). Texas German and English Academy (1880-81) and deeded it, 1882, to daughter, Caroline (1834-19), widow of John Wahrenberger (1812-64). Early Austin settler. As a semi-private residence boarders included Pat Neff (1871-52), Governor of Texas (1921-25) and Sam Rayburn (1882-61), speaker of U.S. house of representatives.

House was the private home (about 1910-1947) of the Wahrenberger family.

A significant example of 19th century architectural evolution. This house was built in a simple vernacular Greek revival style in 1867 , by Frederich Huster. A porch and second story in rear were added about 1873. Victorian phase began 1887, with attachment of metal cornices and pediment (removed 1960); ended with addition of the classical revival portico and a sleeping porch in 1916. Porch was dismantled and facade altered 1946 property is maintained by Revell & Co. and owned by a Wahrenberger heir.
HM NumberHMH1Y
Marker Number6421
Year Placed1963
Placed ByThe State Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 8:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 621004 N 3350099
Decimal Degrees30.27655000, -97.74193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.593', W 97° 44.516'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 35.58" N, 97° 44' 30.96" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 246-298 W 14th St, Austin TX 78701, US
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