In 1892, German sculptor Elisabet Ney built Formosa, a limestone Greek Revival-style studio. There she sculpted prominent Texans, including Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin, works which are now displayed in the Texas Capitol. In 1902, she added living quarters and a tower study for her husband, scientist Dr. Edmund Montgomery. The Elisabet Ney Museum looks much as it did in 1907 when the artist and arts advocate died. Sculptures and models stand where she worked, and panels explain her sculpting process.
Elisabet Ney Museum