Laguna Gloria

3809 W. 35th St., Austin, Texas



The historic Laguna Gloria property at 3809 W. Thirty-fifth Street in Austin, Texas, is the former home of influential aesthete, preservationist, and businesswoman Clara Driscoll Sevier. The daughter of South Texas rancher and businessman Robert Driscoll, Clara Driscoll became an outspoken advocate for the arts and the preservation of Texas' historic monuments, leading the crusade to save the Alamo and other San Antonio missions. ... Now adapted as a museum in fulfillment of Clara Driscoll's wishes, Laguna Gloria is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a recorded Texas Historic Landmark and Austin Landmark. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS TX-2270)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 6, 1975
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Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival; Other architectural type; Mediterranean
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Politics/Government; Architecture; Communications
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic functions
Forest; Camp; Secondary structure
Current functions
Museum; Forest
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1916; 1929
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2
Contributing structures: 3
Contributing objects: 6
Non-contributing buildings: 2