Splitrock (Austin, Texas)

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Splitrock (Austin, Texas) is located in Texas
Splitrock (Austin, Texas)
Splitrock (Austin, Texas) is located in the United States
Splitrock (Austin, Texas)
Location2815 Wooldridge Dr., Austin, Texas
Built byRobert F. Burns
Part ofOld West Austin Historic District (ID03000937[1])
Added to NRHPSeptember 12, 2003

Splitrock is a house in Austin, Texas, built in 1893 by a Scottish immigrant named Robert F Burns. Located at 2815 Wooldridge Dr. (30.298753, -97.750397) on bluff overlooking Shoal Creek, the house was one of the first in the central Austin area which is now occupied by the Pemberton Heights and Bryker Woods neighborhoods. The name Splitrock is derived from a topographic feature (an extremely large rock split in half) and swimming hole located approximately 300 feet (91 m) south east of the house. In 2006 Splitrock was designated as a City of Austin Historic Landmark. The house also referred to as the “Burns-Klein” house is a contributing property to the Old West Austin National Register Historic District.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.

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Coordinates: 30°17′56″N 97°45′01″W / 30.298753°N 97.750397°W / 30.298753; -97.750397