Neill-Cochran House Museum
2310 San Gabriel Street (map) (512) 478-2335
The Neill-Cochran House is considered to be one of Austin’s three most important historic residences. Built in 1855 as a suburban estate, this impressive Greek Revival house has survived war, neglect, and the immense growth of the University of Texas area and the capital city. Today, the NCHM is owned by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Texas and is open to the public for guided tours from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday.
- designed and constructed by Abner Cook, the Master Builder responsible for Austin’s most elegant 19th-century houses, including the Texas Governor’s Mansion, Woodlawn, Sweetbrush, and Westhill
- filled with sumptuous furnishings dating from 1780-1925 in period rooms: Colonial, Empire, Rococo Revival, Victorian
- preserving a colorful narrative of its many owners and occupants, including the Texas School for the Blind and Federal troops during Reconstruction
- surrounded by a shaded landscape and secluded patio
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