Buddington/Benedict/Sheffield Main compound  built 1860 and added to 1930's

Buddington/Benedict/Sheffield Main compound built 1860 and added to 1930's

Cottage built by Arthur Fehr, details by Mansbendel and Weigl

Cottage built by Arthur Fehr, details by Mansbendel and Weigl

Texas historical marker 1984

Texas historical marker 1984

Cottage sunflower mantle carved by Mansbendel 1938 (oak)

Cottage sunflower mantle carved by Mansbendel 1938 (oak)

Sunflower mantle detail by Mansbendel

Sunflower mantle detail by Mansbendel

Dr. Benedict's UT presidents plaque at the Student Union (UT)

Dr. Benedict's UT presidents plaque at the Student Union (UT)

Example Frame

Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound

Architect/Builder: Updated by Arthur Fehr
Year: 1860
Style: Texas
Areas of Significance: Art, Architecture
City: Austin

Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound in Austin
his compound located in the Aldridge Place/Hemphill Park Neighborhood was originally built by Albert and Rebecca Buddington in 1860. In 1921, it became the home of Harry T. Benedict, a mathematician who served as a UT professor and president. .Delia Edwards, a rich oil man's widow from Laredo, bought the Buddington property and in 1938 commissioned Arthur Fehr to build a cottage for her daughter according to Wilhelmine Sheffield who bought the property in 1947 and was the realtor who sold it to Delia Edwards. Arthur Fehr (Architect) was employed by the National Parks Service in 1934-1936 and built the cottages for the Bastrop-Buescher State Park in the "Lost Pines" and the cottage on the property resembles that work. . Wilhelmne Sheffield,also enclosed the property with a 20' wall. The compound also features Weigl ironwork likely added during the Arthur Fehr update.
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