My friend Tiffany always finds the best things to do in Austin. This weekend, she signed us up for a walking tour of historic homes in Austin. Friday night we had a huge thunderstorm which cooled things down perfectly for the tour.
Saturday morning we walked up through the beautiful Capitol grounds and started the tour at the Governor’s Mansion. It’s a beautiful home set back from the road. Like a lot of the homes on the tour, I’ve driven right past for a year and didn’t even realize that it was tucked back behind the magnificent trees.
There were so many homes and buildings and stories on the tour that I’m not sure I can remember them all. I definitely recommend going if you like history and architecture. The building below is across from the Governor’s Mansion and used to be a newspaper office. It was built in the 1940s and I just love the porthole windows. The marble came from Minnesota.
Austin Historic Center
Bremond Block Historic District
We got to go inside Chateau Bellevue (now the Austin Women’s Club) and it was so gorgeous! It’s open to the public most days of the week and it’s worth a visit.