Bremond Block Historic District (Austin, Texas)

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Bremond Block Historic District
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The John Bremond House in 2007
Bremond Block Historic District (Austin, Texas) is located in Texas
Bremond Block Historic District (Austin, Texas)
Location Austin, TX
Coordinates 30°16′14″N 97°44′47″W / 30.27056°N 97.74639°W / 30.27056; -97.74639Coordinates: 30°16′14″N 97°44′47″W / 30.27056°N 97.74639°W / 30.27056; -97.74639
Built 1870
Architect Fiegel,George; Bremond,Eugene
Architectural style Greek Revival, Late Victorian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 70000764 [1]
Added to NRHP April 3, 1970

The Bremond Block Historic District is a collection of eleven historic homes in downtown Austin, Texas, United States, constructed from the 1850s to 1910.

The block was added to National Register of Historic Places in 1970, and is considered one of the few remaining upper-class Victorian neighborhoods of the middle to late nineteenth century in Texas.[2] Six of these houses were built or expanded for members of the families of brothers Eugene and John Bremond, who were prominent in late-nineteenth-century Austin social, merchandising, and banking circles. They are located within the square block bordered by West Seventh, West Eighth, Guadalupe, and San Antonio streets. The district also includes several houses on the west side of San Antonio and the south side of West Seventh, at least three of which were built or altered by the North family.[3] The John and Pierre Bremond houses are currently owned by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association, and the John Bremond house serves as the headquarters for the association. TCTA website

The John Bremond House, Austin, TX
The John Bremond House, Austin, TX
The Phillips-Bermond-Houston House, Austin, TX
The Phillips-Bermond-Houston House, Austin, TX
The Phillips-Bermond-Houston House, Austin, TX

Buildings in the Bremond Block Historic District[edit]

The historic district consists of eleven structures.

Name Built Renovated Address
James T. Brown House 1858 610 Guadalupe St
John Bremond, Jr. House 1886 700 Guadalupe St
Phillips-Bremond-Houston House 1854 706 Guadalupe St
Pierre Bremond House 1898 402 W 7th St
Eugene Bremond House 1873 404 W 7th St
North Flats-Howson House 1879 2007 700 San Antonio St
William Franklin North Apartment 1910 702 San Antonio St
Catherine Robinson House 1891 705 San Antonio St
North Cottage 1879 706 San Antonio St
North-Evans Chateau/Austin Women's Club 1874 1892 708 San Antonio St
Walter Bremond House 1872 1887–1888 711 San Antonio St

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "TEXAS - Travis County Historic Districts". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved Sep 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ Williamson, Roxanne. "Bremond Block Historic District". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved Nov 20, 2011. 

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