Details for Badu House (Atlas Number 5299009433)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5299009433


Marker Number 9433
Atlas Number 5299009433
Marker Title Badu House
Index Entry Badu House
Address 601 Bessemer
City Llano
County Llano
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 531023
UTM Northing 3402670
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built in 1891 during the city's iron production boom days, this structure originally housed the First National Bank of Llano. In 1898 it was purchased by French native N. J. "Professor" Badu, a noted local mineralogist, for use as a residence. Designed by the Austin firm of Larramour and Watson, it features renaissance revival detailing and a distinctive band of native granite in a checkerboard pattern. Badu's descendants lived here for many years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981


Badu House (RTHL)
Badu House (RTHL)