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Land Office, 108 East Eleventh Street, Austin, Travis County, TX

Land Office, 108 East Eleventh Street, Austin, Travis County, TX

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Significance: The Old Land Office Building is the oldest known public building in Austin and was the second Land Office Building constructed in the City. O. Henry, the noted short story writer used the building as a setting for two of his tales. It was probably the first fireproofed building in Texas. It is a good example of German Romanesque style; unusual in Texas.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-140
Survey number: HABS TX-397
Building/structure dates: 1857 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1875 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1935 Subsequent Work

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Stremm, Conrad C
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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