Austin’s Flower Hill Legacy: A Remarkable Family & a Sixth Street Wildscape

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For nearly a century and a half, the Smoot family “cooperated with nature” to create the vibrant Texas wildscape of the Flower Hill Estate on West Sixth Street. But the generosity of spirit that cultivated that sanctuary extends beyond the iron fence surrounding the property. Institutions like the Central Presbyterian Church, the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the Austin American-Statesman, the Texas state capitol, The University of Texas and Travis and Austin High Schools all owe an incalculable debt to Flower Hill residents. Author Rosa Latimer traces the positive legacy of Flower Hill and the influential Austin family who lived there.
ISBN: 9781467149396
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Texas
Series: Landmarks
Images: 64
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Rosa Walston Latimer, who lives in Austin, Texas, is the award-winning author of a series of books about the establishment of Harvey Houses along the Santa Fe Railroad: Harvey Houses of Texas, Harvey Houses of New Mexico, Harvey Houses of Arizona and Harvey Houses of Kansas, the last of which received the Kansas Notable Book Award in 2016. Rosa is the 2020–21 artist-in-residence for the Flower Hill Foundation in Austin. She regularly contributes to a national magazine, has edited both print and online newspapers and was supervising director for a nationally syndicated children’s television program. Rosa has taught memoir and nonfiction writing at the West Texas Writers’ Academy at West Texas A&M in Canyon, Texas, and for the Story Circle Network, and she offers online workshops on how to write a family history.
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