We’re supporters of preserving significant properties in Austin, Texas. After years of decay, it appears that one such property is heading down the road to recovery, thanks to some passionate Austinites. Live in Austin long enough, and eventually you’ll notice that abandoned bungalow structure on top of a hill at I-35 and Riverside.
Located at 1012 Edgecliff Terrace (gmap), the “Norwood House” didn’t always look this way. Perched above the dog park, this property has majestic views of downtown Austin. In 1985 it began to suffer the cruel bureaucratic fate of cost cutting, once the City of Austin took control.
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Around this time last year, DAB reported on Posse leader, Wolf Sittler’s work to bring private funds to the aid of restoring the house for the benefit of the city. KXAN is reporting that enough money has been raised to begin removing asbestos roof.
One [great] idea being discussed is turning this into a rentable banquet space. PARD is certainly open to the idea, and those cash flows could help finance the renovation. Right now that’s just optimistic thinking and the Norwood House needs your support. For more information, you can contact Wolf Sittler via www.restorenorwood.org.