Neill-Cochran House Museum

Neill-Cochran House Museum Keeps History Alive in Changing Times

February 25, 2019 | By Matt Joyce

The 26-foot pine-wood columns that bolster the front porch of the Neill-Cochran House Museum in central Austin stand out not only for their visual grandeur. Their history is equally compelling: When building the home in 1856, 17 years after Austin’s founding as the Texas capital, famed builder Abner Cook ordered the pine from Bastrop, and a barge boated the lumber 30 miles up the Colorado River to Austin.

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