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Taken 15-Jun-13
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Bastrop County Historical Marker, AllenFowler House
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.21 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken15-Jun-13 13:32
Date modified15-Jun-13 13:32
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/200 at f/5
FlashFired, auto mode, return light detected
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Allen-Fowler House

Allen-Fowler House

Bastrop County, Texas
30 06.897' N 97 19.351' W
1404 Wilson Street

Text: The Bastrop Academy opened in 1851 with Prof. William J. Hancock of Aberdeen, Mississippi as headmaster. He arrived in early 1852 and built this house for his family and student boarders. The Academy became the Bastrop Military Institute in 1857, with Colonel R.T.P. Allen replacing Hancock. Col. Allen and his wife Julia moved into this home and continued to rent out the back wing for boarding cadets. Sam Houston, whose sons were cadets at the Institute, was a guest of the Allens. County attorney and later state senator John Preston Fowler bought the property in 1876. Fowler added elaborate jigsawn detailing and a projecting bay window to this two-story modified L-plan house with first and second story galleries.