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Fischer House

1008 West Ave.

Fischer House

Born in Prussia (a German kingdom), Joseph Fischer (1826–1889) built this house in 1882 with the help of his son Francis. Both were notable stonemasons, and it served as their office and residence for the family. Built in the High Victorian Italianate style, the house showcases their craftsmanship in elaborate ornamentation of brick and native limestone. It remained in the family until it was sold as part of the estate of Francis' wife Katherine in 1938. Since then, the building has been a residence, barbershop, bookstore, and office. It’s a City of Austin Historic Landmark, Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, and National Register-listed property.

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