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The Colorado River used to flood Austin a lot - even way before there was an "Austin." Geologists have...

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The Mastondon Discovery
January 11, 2010

I was the owner of Prima Dora on South Congress when I learned that the annual Keep...

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Keep Austin Weird Fun Run at Prima Dora Sidewalk
January 11, 2010

(1) Eugene Bremond House 404 W. 7th St., Austin, TX 78701 This Italianate house was built in 1873....

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Bremond Block Homes: The Stories of Four More of the Properties
January 11, 2010

This is the oldest surviving wood frame house in Austin, and it is owned and operated as a public museum...

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The French Legation
January 11, 2010

This is one of the homes in the Bremond Block, a family enclave created by two brothers, Eugene and John...

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John Bremond Jr. House Story
January 11, 2010

A seven-foot tall and 2,200-pound bronze sculpture of a woman shooting a cannon stands on Congress Avenue...

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Angelina Eberly, Sculpture on Congress
January 11, 2010

George Washington Littlefield (1842-1920) was a Texas cattleman, banker and member of the Board of Regents...

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A Story About Major Littlefield and the Littlefield Building
January 11, 2010

The Driskill Hotel was built by cattle baron Jesse Driskill in 1886. Ever since, the Driskill has set...

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Driskill Hotel- The History
January 11, 2010

In 1991, local artist Heloise Gold and a handful of visionary folks imagined a new program that would...

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The Annual 'Art From the Streets' Show and Sale
January 11, 2010

Harry Akin, originally an actor who went west to California and came back to Austin, opened the Old Nighthawk...

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The Old Nighthawk Restaurant
January 11, 2010

The Palmer Auditorium, built in 1959, was emblematic of the 1950's. It was futuristic. The decor was...

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Long Center, A Recycling Story
January 11, 2010

In 1873, Henry Hirshfeld and his wife Jennie built the one story cottage here on West 9th Street. It...

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Hirshfeld Honeymoon Cottage - A brief history of Austin and this neighborhood, including the Bremond Block.
January 11, 2010

In the 1840's this block which is just a short walk from Congress Ave. was still a wild place -- complete...

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The Bremond Block Story
January 11, 2010

This beautiful little house has a sweeping front porch under massive shady oak trees. It was designed...

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Phillips-Bremond-Houston House
January 11, 2010