"The family that builds together, bonds together” might have been the slogan of Eugene Bremond, an early Austin banker who established a mini-real-estate monopoly for his own kin in the downtown area. In the mid-1860s, he started investing in land on what was Block 80 of the original city plan. In 1874, he moved into a Greek revival home made by master builder Abner Cook. By the time Bremond was through, he had created a family compound, purchasing and enlarging homes for himself, two sisters, a daughter, a son, and a brother-in-law. Some of these private buildings were destroyed, but those that remain on what is now known as the Bremond Block are exquisite examples of elaborate late-19th-century homes. Note: None of the houses are open to the public and they’re on a one-way street with difficult parking. Architecture buffs who find themselves in this area, however, will enjoy seeing how the other half lived in the gilded era.
Btw. Seventh and Eighth, San Antonio and Guadalupe Sts. , Austin, TX, USA
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