I’m so excited about our next Austin Guitar Salon concert featuring fabulous young talent Stephen Krishnan.  It’s Saturday the 27th at 7PM – tickets and information are here.

If you haven’t been to an Austin Guitar Salon event before – then it’s important to know that your ticket includes a wine reception and cheese and other delicious tasty treats from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop!

Check out this amazing home!  Below is a description of the house courtesy of our friends, and partners, at the Heritage Society of Austin.

Special thanks to our generous ongoing Austin Guitar Salon sponsors – The Kinney Company!

The Huron Mills house is an excellent example of Colonial Revival residential architecture. It is a two-story rectangular-plan side-gabled brick Colonial Revival house with a monumental full-height portico supported by paired fluted Ionic columns. Above the front door, a round arched set of French doors opens onto a balcony with ornamental metal railing.

The house was built in 1939 for Huron Weston Mills and his wife Billie Hicks Mills. The couple married in 1922 and moved to Austin the following year. Huron Mills originally worked as a bookkeeper for the Kirkpatrick Lumber Company; Kirkpatrick became the Reinhardt Lumber Company in 1927 and Mills became the secretary/treasurer. In 1928, Mills opened the Cash Lumber Company on Guadalupe Street and acted as manager/secretary/treasurer/proprietor until the building closed in 1957. His was the first lumber company in Austin to operate as a cash-only business. Mills also served as the vice-president, president, and director of the Kiwanis Club in the 1940s.

Huron and Billie Mills sold the house to James and Georgia Neill in 1951. Phillip and Marie Cannon then William and Dorothy Karcher were owners of the home.  The current owners Sabrina & Jay Brown have protected the home with City of Austin Landmark status.