Historic Sites & Architecture

Newton House

The East End District contains a significant number of historic/heritage sites with prior local, State, and/or Federal designation. Huston Tillotson University (representing the merger of Sam Huston College, founded in 1875, and Tillotson College, established in 1876), a faith-affiliated private university, is Austin’s oldest institution of higher learning and a charter member school of the United Negro College Fund. Rosewood, Booker T.

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French Legation

 The French Legation house, now located east of I-35 on 802 San Marcos Street, is the only structure a foreign government has erected on American soil.  Built in 1840-1841 at the commission of Monsieur Jean Pierre Isidore Dubois de Saligny, chargé de affairs for the French government in Texas.  After Dubois de Saligny left Austin and Texas became a part of the Union, the house passed into the hands of the Robertson family, who held it until the mid-twentieth century.  The house stood amidst the waves of immigrants who settled in the area surrounding it, from Swede

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