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Conflict over Capitol complex plan raises concerns from local lawmakers

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The road from the Blanton Museum of Art all the way to the Texas Capitol could soon be turned into a public, pedestrian plaza. 454 more words


Do you know this downtown Austin cafe from the 1950s?

Lawrence Da Silva, who posts frequently on sites devoted to Old Austin, shared this sharp image of a split-level cafe photographed by Neal Douglass… 446 more words


Austin considers making Congress Avenue car-free for a day

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin’s iconic Congress Avenue is usually bustling with traffic, but what would the street be like without cars?

That’s what Bike Austin hopes to discover next year. 415 more words


Proudly on Display

Proudly on Display, ROT Rally – Austin, Texas

There’s a lot of pride and dollars wrapped up in these machines and I’m sure people with their passions love to show them off. 286 more words


Austinites invited on 'walkabout' to give input on improving Congress Ave.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — One of Austin’s most well-known addresses is having a challenging time keeping up with the resurgence of business coming into Austin. Congress Avenue, from the river to the Texas Capitol, is about to undergo a design change. 312 more words


“We Will Show You How it is Done.”

The succulent aroma of Llano wafted through Guy Town this morning, which reminded me of the last time Llano infamously invaded Austin, back in 1876. The resulting altercation, just 4 blocks up Congress Avenue from our “Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que of Llano” outpost at the corner of Cypress (3rd Street) and Congress, was reported in every newspaper in America, in many different versions. 492 more words

Austin History

Shopping on Austin's Congress Avenue with some sharp dressers in the 1930s and 40s

Recent images of shoppers along Congress Avenue, posted on Austin Found, prompted Forrest Preece to find these three similar candid shots of his folks, all on Congress Avenue. 198 more words