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Mauthe-Myrick Mansion (now Texas Cotton Ginners' Association headquarters)

408 W. 14th St.

Mauthe-Myrick Mansion Rafael Mauthe (1820–79), a German stonemason, built this house in 1877 on land purchased from noted architect Abner Cook in 1856. Mauthe came from Sprachlingen, Wurttemberg, and settled in Austin in 1850. His wife, Mary Edwin, was Swedish. They had three sons, William, August, Henry, and daughter Matilda. Several houses were built on this property, and from the census records it appears they were rented out to family members on Mary's side and later to local families. Much later, a boarding house for University of Texas students was operated on the property by Mrs. N.L. Dill, originally from Goliad. In 1898, the home was sold to Anne Katherine Brown Myrick (d. 1947), the daughter of Texas Supreme Court Justice T.J. Brown, who also lived here. The ornate porch added in 1903–04 features detailing of the Greek Revival and Classical styles. The Mauthe-Myrick House is a City of Austin Landmark and a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.

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