Austin History Quiz Answer 11 - Austin History Center

PICA 38224

[French Legation], circa 1960s, PICA 38224 detail, photo by Bill Malone

Austin History Quiz Answer 11

What is the oldest house in Austin?

The French Legation, at 802 San Marcos, is Austin's oldest documented structure still on its original site. Construction began in December 1840 to the specifications ordered by France's representative to the Republic of Texas, Jean Pierre Isidore Alphonse Dubois de Saligny. The French Legation is now open to the public as a museum.

 

Question 12
Why was Austin's first municipal airport named Mueller Airport?

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