Bremond Block
Bremond Block
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A compound of elaborately decorated 19th century homes.
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JenRed2014
Buffalo, NY1,175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We took a nice walk down this street, checking out the old Victorian homes. It’s cool to see something very peaceful and pretty nestled right next to tall buildings and busy streets!
Written 23 April 2023
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The Bremond Block Historic District is a collection of 11 historic Victorian-style homes in downtown Austin, Texas, that were constructed from the 1850s to 1910 and are part of one of the few remaining upper-class neighborhoods of its time. Located within the square block bordered by West Seventh, West Eighth, Guadalupe and San Antonio Streets, four blocks from the Texas State Capitol, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. Unfortunately, most of the homes have been converted to businesses and are not open for public tours. The most extravagant of all is the John Bremond Jr. House at 700 Guadalupe Street, which was built in 1886 by George Fiegel. It boasts a cast-iron wraparound porch and balcony plus a mansard roof. It looks like it did in the 1880s. Another impressive property is the James T. Brown House at 610 Guadalupe Street, a one-story structure in the Greek Revival style with a full-width porch that was built in 1858. The oldest house on the block is the Phillips-Bremond-Houston House at 706 Guadalupe Street, which was constructed in 1854. Interestingly, six of the houses were built or expanded for members of the families of brothers Eugene and John Bremond, who were prominent in late-19th century Austin social, merchandising and banking circles.
Written 20 March 2023
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hd452016
Tulsa, OK3,826 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 11 February 2020
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Northern_Traveler00
California77,573 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 29 May 2019
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M J
Austin, TX7,892 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 18 November 2018
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Ingrid I
Chesterfield, MI49 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 23 February 2018
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akirkman16
Brownsburg, IN44 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 31 December 2017
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Karen L
Manassas, VA715 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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 14 November 2017
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Kristen H
Pittsburgh, PA34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Beautiful houses around a conveniently located block in downtown Austin near the capitol. Only need to pay for metered parking. Slightly unfortunate that these are now all businesses
Written 19 May 2017
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Mike P
Orlando, FL297 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 14 March 2016
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