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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMH0A_central-presbyterian-church_Austin-TX.html
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 ac…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMH09_randerson-lundell-building_Austin-TX.html
Cornelius Randerson erected a one-story structure here in 1896 to house a grocery, feed, and wagon yard. John and Claus Lundell purchased the building in 1898 and in 1910 a second floor was added to board customers overnight. It remained in the Lu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMH08_del-valle-army-air-base_Austin-TX.html
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 go…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMH07_norwood-tower_Austin-TX.html
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.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMH01_texas-school-for-the-deaf_Austin-TX.html
In 1856, the Texas Legislature established the Texas Deaf and Dumb Asylum, which became the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD). Gov. Elisha M. Pease appointed a board of trustees, which rented land at this site. By January 1, 1857, the first day of s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGZD_scottish-rite-temple_Austin-TX.html
Built 1871-72 as an opera house by Austin Turn Verein, a German social society. Used for gymnastics, feasting and dancing, it was a social center for years.Purchased in 1912 for Ben Hur Shrine temple and remodeled, blending southwest mission style…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGZ9_john-litton_Austin-TX.html
A soldier of the San JacintoArmy. Born in South Carolina1812. Died July 4, 1856.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGZ6_st-martins-evangelical-lutheran-church_Austin-TX.html
This property, once situated just outside capitol square at 106 East Peach Street (Later 13th), was the original location of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church ("Die Deutsche Evangelish Lutherische Kirche"). Pastor Henry Merz (1842-1928), a mi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGZ3_o-henry-hall_Austin-TX.html
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 A…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGX6_jolly-cemetery_Austin-TX.html
This pioneer burial ground is a reminder of the area's earliest settlers. It was formally set aside by John Grey Jolly (1825-99) and his wife, Nancy Isabel (Eskew) (1825-1921)—both buried here—for whom Jollyville community was named. T…