John Bremond House
Owned by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association, the John Bremond House is the second most visited historic site in Austin, behind the State Capitol.
This home was built around 1887, 1 of 6 remaining structures of 'Bremond Block'. These homes are the last to survive the Bremond and Robison estates, both men very prominent merchants and bankers in the 19th century. Aside from this fascinating local Austin history, the home also shows off a unique historical feature in laying claim to owning the first indoor toilet in the city.
The architecture of the home is breathtaking, the perfect example of Texas Victorian architecture. Your group will see the elaborate dormers, slate shingles, front sable, and mansard roof and get a good grip on the time era and area's style of choice, a nice cultural connection to add to your experience. The iron wraparound porch and balcony are probably the most notable and admired architectural features on the outside, the black walnut woodwork on the inside. Explore the 5 bedrooms in almost the same condition as they were in 1887 during your group's visit, and be sure to save time to see the conference room that used to serve as the highly used Music Room.