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Fischer House

The Fischer House is a historic mansion in downtown Austin, Texas, USA, completed in 1882. Its builder, Joseph Fischer, was a prominent mason in Austin at the time, and its bold high Victorian era, Italianate architecture and ornamentation reflect his family's skill in the trade.

The home is located at 1008 West Avenue. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 16, 1982.


Texas Historical Commission Marker Text

Prussian native Joseph Fischer (1826-1889) constructed this home for his family in 1882 with the help of his son Francis. Skilled stonemasons, Joseph and Francis Fischer developed one of Austin's leading masonry contracting businesses of many notable area buildings, including the Texas State Capitol. The Fischer house reflects the quality of their craftsmanship in elaborate ornamentation of brick and native limestone. High Victorian, Italiante in design, the home was owned by the family members until 1938. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark of the Texas Historical Commission- 1982



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