We rented the whole Mansion, not because we were planning a huge reception and needed the space, but because the Parlor and Library were so comfortable and inviting. When all the music and dancing in the ballroom got going, people appreciated having a quiet place to relax and talk.
Amanda & Rex, bride & groom

About the Mansion Learn about our roots in the Central Austin area.

Texas Federation of Women's Clubs
The Mansion is a Texas Historic Landmark, an Austin Historic Landmark and is listed with the National Register of Historic places. It was designed by noted Dallas architect Henry Coke Knight to be the state headquarters for the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs and is considered to be one of the best examples of Georgian Revival architecture in Texas. It was completed in 1931 with assistance from noted philanthropist, Clara Driscoll, whose Austin residence was Laguna Gloria, current home of the Austin Museum of Art.

historic marker
The Mansion is adjacent to the Neill-Cochran House, built in 1855, and acts as a cornerstone to the historic Judge's Hill neighborhood, a few blocks west of the University of Texas campus. It is convenient to Lamar Boulevard, Mopac Expressway and IH 35, and is a short drive from restaurants, churches, bed and breakfasts, and hotels. Need Directions?