J. Frank Dobie House

J. Frank Dobie House (HMH5V)

Location: Austin, TX 78705 Travis County
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N 30° 17.354', W 97° 43.951'

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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 literature of the southwest, wrote many of his books here, and often mentioned his home "on Waller Creek" in the books' prefaces. Among the friends who visited here were Carl Sandburg, Walter P. Webb, and Roy Bedichek. Exhibiting elements of the Colonial Revival style, the house includes a distinctive chimney on the front fa?ade.
HM NumberHMH5V
Marker Number14242
Year Placed1991
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 1:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 621894 N 3351515
Decimal Degrees30.28923333, -97.73251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 17.354', W 97° 43.951'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 17' 21.24" N, 97° 43' 57.06" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 534-628 E Dean Keeton St, Austin TX 78705, US
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