Bremond Block

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Bremond Block
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A compound of elaborately decorated 19th century homes.
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hd452016
Tulsa, OK4,035 contributions
Feb 2020
This collection of homes was built from the 1850s to 1910. The most famous is the John Bremond House. The block of homes is part of the National Register of Historic Places. If you are into historical homes, these are among the best-restored homes we have seen during this trip to Texas.
Written February 11, 2020
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Corusc80
Kansas City172 contributions
If you are interested in architecture, definitely worth a stop. Parking on street and easy to walk around block to view all structures. Neighborhood is inviting. Gorgeous old oak trees can be viewed, too.
Written July 6, 2010
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NTSU1975
Georgetown, TX1,020 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
The Bremond Block is located a few blocks south of the Travis County Courthouse. The area consists of a square block with homes of various styles of architecture once owned by members of the Bremond family. Some were designed and built by the same architect as the designer of the Governor's mansion. Others show some elements of Spanish and Greek influence with the final and grandest home being a Victorian. Southwest of the block and across the street you find turn of the century apartment houses and at the top of that street what some call the Castle. Lots of Austin 19th century history intertwined in the homes and area. Historical markers on site will fill in the rest for you.
Written April 16, 2015
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Roxanne F
Gray, ME72 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
We were walking on 6th street and looked over and saw a big "fancy" house so we thought we'd check it out. We were pleasantly surprised by the historical architecture. The plaque explaining the houses was nice. It only takes 15 or so minutes to view, but if you are in the neighborhood and like architecture, check it out.
Written May 14, 2013
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akirkman16
Brownsburg, IN43 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
It is worth a quick walk around the block. None of the houses are open to the public and have very clear no trespassing signs everywhere. Beautiful houses, just don’t expect more than a 10-15 minute walk around the block.
Written December 31, 2017
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Karen L
Manassas, VA740 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
These homes are pretty to look at. Be advised that none are open to the public. Ok for a short stroll if you’re an architecture fan.
Written November 14, 2017
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Mike P
Orlando, FL312 contributions
Oct 2015 • Solo
I am a huge fan of architecture so upon planning my trip to Austin I knew that I was going to have to make it over to Bremond Block. I was a little disappointed, I guess I was expecting something more, but it truly is a block. The houses are beautiful and I enjoyed just walking in the shade of the trees and marveling at the attention to detail that seems so lost in today’s construction. I met someone in the yard and they brought me up for a closer look. I would never go into someone else’s yard without an invitation, but if you are able to get a closer look it is definitely worth it.
Written March 14, 2016
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M J
Austin, TX7,966 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
The Bremond Block Historic District is only 4 blocks from the Texas state capitol. The district is bordered by West Seventh, West Eighth, Guadalupe and San Antonio streets. It has of many beautiful historical houses dated from 1850s to 1910. Most of the homes are now businesses, mostly lawyers and accountants. The homes are not open for tours. I enjoyed 20 minutes walking on the sidewalks around the homes. There is limited pay street parking in the neighborhood.
Written November 18, 2018
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Ingrid I
Chesterfield, MI48 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
As hard as it is to get there dont go just a few houses that are beautiful but on a one way street. Not a destination
Written February 23, 2018
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Northern_Traveler00
Boston, MA57,667 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
from the turn of the 19th Century. Many have been turned into businesses, but a few still appear to be private homes. Very ornate with beautiful grounds. Worth a looksee
Written May 29, 2019
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