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Property Name Edgar H. Perry Jr. House
Reference Number 14000404
State Texas
County Travis
Town Austin
Street Address 801 Park Boulevard
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 7/11/2014
Areas of Significance Architecture
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/14000404.pdf
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The Edgar H. Perry Jr. House was constructed in 1929 by builders Davidson & English, a San Antonio based firm that specialized in rock- and brick-veneered houses. The house was constructed in a subdivision newly platted on the northeastern fringes of Austin's city limits in close proximity to the Austin Country Club. The house is named for the first occupant of the house, Edgar H. Perry Jr., whose father's grand Italian Renaissance estate lies immediately to the south. The house is nominated to the National Register of Historic Places under the Criterion C (local level) in the area of architecture as a quintessential local example of the Tudor Revival style so popular in American suburbs in the 1920s. With fine detailing attributed to local craftsmen Peter Mansbendel and Fortunat Weigl, the Edgar H. Perry, Jr. House represents one of the most outstanding examples of the Tudor Revival style in Austin. With virtually no changes made to its exterior, it retains a high degree of integrity. The period of significance is 1929, the date of its completion. The house was designated a City of Austin Historic Landmark in 1999.

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