Front elevation

Front elevation

Historical photo of Judge Graves (circa 1965)

Historical photo of Judge Graves (circa 1965)

Traditional mantle attributed to Mansbendel

Traditional mantle attributed to Mansbendel

Traditional mantle detail attributed to Mansbendel

Traditional mantle detail attributed to Mansbendel

Mantle detail

Mantle detail

Example Frame

Judge Ireland Graves

Architect/Builder: Hugo Kuehne
Year: 1936
Style: Colonial
Areas of Significance: Art, Architecture
City: Austin

Judge Ireland Graves-Ireland Graves, a long-time Austin attorney and former University of Texas School of Law student and lecturer, was born in 1885 in Seguin, Texas. He was the grandson of former Texas governor (1883-1887) and associate justice for the Supreme Court of Texas, John Ireland. In 1905, Graves enrolled at the University of Texas School of Law. After graduating from UT in 1908, Graves was admitted to the Texas bar and practiced law in Austin. In addition to his legal work, he became director of the Austin Savings and Loan Association and Austin National Bank. He served as district judge of Travis and Williamson counties and was a lecturer in the Law School in the late 1910s-20s. Soon he founded his own law firm, Graves, Dougherty, Gee, Hearon, Moody & Garwood.

Throughout his life Graves was involved with local, state, and national professional and civic organizations. He married into a legal family, as did his only child. He married the former Mary Willis Steadman, granddaughter of a former Texas Attorney General and daughter of Nathan A. Steadman, a prominent lawyer who served as Railroad Commissioner of Texas. Graves' daughter, Mary Ireland, married J. Chrys Dougherty, another well-known Austin attorney. Graves died in 1969 in Austin.

The home is currently owned by a relative of the Mansbendel family.
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