Welcome to our website! We’re on a mission to save Austin’s historic Norwood House, a 1922 Arts & Crafts treasure on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in Austin, TX. This special bungalow has been under threat for years, but it has recently been stabilized. It's now READY to be restored and repurposed to serve the people in a taxpayer-friendly way. You’re in the right place to find out all about the house and how you can help.
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The Mission of the Norwood Park Foundation is to restore the Norwood House to its historic exterior appearance, rehabilitate the surrounding historic grounds and gardens, and repurpose the property to serve the people of Austin as a premier, nonprofit and self-sustaining rental venue and community meeting space.
Located on City parkland, Austin's historic Norwood House is a public park asset. In a perfect world, all of our parks would be fully funded and the assets therein well cared for. But in today’s world, municipal budgets are strained. The City of Austin is no exception.
The nonprofit Norwood Park Foundation was formed because there is no money in the budget of the city's Parks & Recreation Department - now or in the foreseeable future - to restore and maintain this remarkable but long-neglected property. Since the needs of the house have been urgent, we have joined with the City of Austin in a public/private partnership to:
In this way, we will save the Norwood house while modeling a citizen-initiated, volunteer-based civic project that promotes an even greater mission to preserve our town’s original, special places. The end result: a natural and cultural treasure..returned to the people of Austin, at minimal cost to the taxpayer.
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March, 2017 - Hey folks, SAVE THE DATE! Please join us on Friday, March 24th, at 10am for the dedication of the Norwood Estate Historical Marker. The ceremony will take place in the historic gardens next to the house, overlooking Norwood’s marvelous view of Lady Bird Lake and downtown Austin. We are thrilled about this and can’t wait for our city, county and state leaders to see the site, celebrate the cultural marker, and learn more about the Norwood project. This recognition is several decades in the making..help us honor the occasion! Light refreshments and vintage music from the period. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/NorwoodParkAustin/
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