Granger House and The Perch

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Granger House and the Perch
Granger house austin 2011.jpg
The Granger House in 2011.
Granger House and The Perch is located in Texas
Granger House and The Perch
Granger House and The Perch is located in the US
Granger House and The Perch
Location 805 W. 16th St., Austin, Texas
Coordinates 30°16′48″N 97°44′52″W / 30.28000°N 97.74778°W / 30.28000; -97.74778Coordinates: 30°16′48″N 97°44′52″W / 30.28000°N 97.74778°W / 30.28000; -97.74778
Built 1938
Architect Charles Thomson Granger
Architectural style International Style, Modern Movement, Ranch
NRHP reference # 06001083
RTHL # 16353
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 29, 2006[1]
Designated RTHL 2010

The Granger House and The Perch are a pair of historic homes in central Austin, Texas. The "Granger House" was built by local architect (and Austin native) Charles Granger in 1952, preceded by a smaller residence known as "The Perch" in 1945. Both buildings feature a distinctive boxy Mid-Century modern style, unique in the local neighborhood, that is today almost unaltered from their original appearance.

Granger was notable for starting the Fehr and Granger architectural firm, which produced many notable Austin buildings after World War II, including the award-winning Robert Mueller Municipal Airport.[2]

Present owners Jeff Harper and Mark Seeger have undertaken a renovation of the buildings intent on preserving the mid-century style.

The homes are located at 805 West 16th street. They were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utaaa/00103.xml Fehr and Granger Collection, The University of Texas Libraries