- Constructed in 1877, this home was built for Dr. Richmond Kelley Smoot. Originally on 10 acres of land, including a spring-fed lake, it was designed by Dr. Smoot himself. Workers laid handmade bricks—some that you can still see the fingerprints on. Smoot, who was also pastor of the First Southern Presbyterian Church (now referred to as Central Presbyterian Church), founded the Austin School of Theology. The house and its furnishings have been donated to the Heritage Society of Austin and tours are given by appointment.
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