Walter and Mae Simms House

Walter and Mae Simms House (HMJOF)

Location: Austin, TX 78704 Travis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 14.466', W 97° 44.63'

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Austin architect Roger Q. Small designed this unique 1935 home for Walter and Mae (Moore) Simms, who established Simms Fish Market in 1915 and delivered gulf coast seafood to hotels and restaurants throughout central Texas for nearly forty years. The simplified Classical Revival style house is a side-gabled rectangular plan residence set into a sloping lot, with Butler brick walls and large multi-light windows. Below the house is an integrated five-bay garage, framed by a rough-cut limestone fa?ade. This incorporation of a garage into the house's main structure did not become common until after World War II, reflecting the rising influence of automobiles on architecture and urban planning during the early 20th century.
Marker Number14486
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 4:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 620865 N 3346169
Decimal Degrees30.24110000, -97.74383333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 14.466', W 97° 44.63'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 14' 27.96" N, 97° 44' 37.80" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 910-998 Mariposa Dr, Austin TX 78704, US
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