May 10, 2021

AIA, Preservation Austin homes tours go virtual this year

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Like so much making the pivot to digital these day, Austin's two top homes tours are going virtual this year. Preservation Austin's tour, "Downtown Doorsteps,"...

Colorful social distancing squares coming to Austin parks

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Some of Austin's most popular parks will get a clever intervention designed to promote social distancing. Green spaces at Roy Guerrero Colorado River Park, Pease...

Take a virtual tour of the Waller Creek Tunnel

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Streaming fatigue is real these days, right up there with feeling like a Zoom zombie. But if you're not too burned out, why not satisfy...

Historic Clarksville home and the Paramount Theatre receive Preservation Austin grants

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The former home of African- American community organizer and activist Mary Frances Freeman Baylor, along with the Paramount Theatre, are the latest recipients of...

Notes and Musings from the Charles Moore Foundation

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Ever since contemporary society had its recent head-on collision with biology, I’ve been thinking a lot about the nature of the public realm, something...

Mid-century Lakeside Gazebo in downtown Austin added to the National Register...

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With its distinctive mid-century Googie-style roof, the Fannie Davis Gazebo has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The structure is under the...

Kingsbury Commons at Pease Park Closed Temporarily. And that’s a Good...

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The city of Austin parks department and Pease Park Conservancy announced today that Kingsbury Common, the southernmost seven acres of the 84-acre park along...

A White House Initiative on Architecture says Austin’s Federal Courthouse Lacks...

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According to a draft of a new executive order from the White House, the contemporary design of Austin's federal courthouse is an example of...

A Streamline Dream Revived

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With its legions of drive-by fans, 3805 Red River Street is one of Austin's most beloved architectural icons — a sleek, white, ultra-modern ocean...

Preservation Austin Awards Grants to Historic Laguna Gloria Villa, and Others

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Preservation Austin has awarded $5,000 to the Contemporary Austin for on-going restoration of the historic 1916 Driscoll Villa, the centerpiece of Laguna Gloria. The $5,000...

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