Jasper N. Preston Architecture Photos

Jasper N. Preston (1832-?) studied architecture in Lansing, MI & moved to Austin, TX about 1875 where he worked a decade. Preston is best known for the Venetian Gothic Walter Tips Hardware Company & the Driskill Hotel. In 1886, Preston moved to Los Angeles.

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Walter Tips building now Ironstone Bank. Austin, TX.Walter Tips building facade detail. Austin, TX.Streetscape of Edward Tips building , Walter Tips building & Venetian Gothic structures of 700 block of Congress Ave. Austin, TX.J.W. Hanning Building. Austin, TX.
Walter Tips building (1876) (712 Congress Ave.) now Ironstone Bank. Austin, TX. Style: Venetian Gothic. Architect: J.N. Preston.Walter Tips (Ironstone Bank) building facade detail. Austin, TX.Streetscape of Edward Tips building (1865) (710 Congress Ave.), Walter Tips building & Venetian Gothic structures of 700 block of Congress Ave. Austin, TX. Architect: J.N. Preston.J.W. Hanning Building (1876) (200 East 6th St.). Austin, TX. Style: Renaissance revival. Architect: J.N. Preston.
Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.Upper story details of Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.Driskill Hotel carving of dragon. Austin, TX.Driskill Hotel carving of cows head. Austin, TX.
Driskill Hotel (1886) (East 6th St. at Brazos). Austin, TX. Style: Richardsonian Romanesque. Architect: J.N. Preston. On National Register.Upper story details of Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.Driskill Hotel carving of dragon. Austin, TX.Driskill Hotel carving of cows head. Austin, TX.

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