Sign of the Thaimes? Neon green picnic tables and a fallen Coat & Thai sign are all that remains of a once bustling food trailer court in the heart of […]
Lamar Plaza is gone. It’s just a hole in the ground now. Since late 2012, dozens of local businesses vacated a shopping plaza that served as the heart of South […]
The freight lines brought the low-brick industrial warehouses that once dominated Austin from I-35 to MoPac, and in the early 20th century, the building known locally as the Spaghetti Warehouse was part […]
There’s a ghostly story they like to tell about Speakeasy, in Austin’s Warehouse District. Ghosts have haunted its historic home in the Kreisel building since July 1916, when a fire trapped a fireman […]
Take it from Wikipedia: “Façadism (or Façadomy) is the practice of demolishing a building but leaving its facade intact for the purposes of building new structures in it or around it.” “While there are aesthetic and […]
It takes a certain knack to make the Vanishing Austin list and actually do the unthinkable—Vanish. That’s what Little City did on May 13, 2011, after 18 years on Congress […]
Since 1931, Jaime’s Spanish Village served up plain Mexican and a healthy dose of local community spirit. Until it closed its doors in 2010.
KOOP Radio Host David Kobierowski has generously scheduled an hour this Wednesday, February 10 from noon-1 pm on 91.7 FM KOOP Radio’s “A Neighborly Conversation” for an interview with me […]
On avclub.com, Scott Von Doviak writes about 12 beloved Austin haunts that didn’t survive the decade. Some of them appear in my Vanishing Austin photography series and a few (sadly) […]
KXAN’s Josh Hinkle focused on Capitol Saddlery’s oversize boot to showcase my new poster debut, Endangered Species of Austin, drawn from my Vanishing Austin series, in his on-air piece, and an online story that aired […]
More than a year before a corporate giant’s expansion plans doomed Las Manitas, I enjoyed my first breakfast there amid the late Saturday morning hub-bub and was greeted as warmly […]
How do you move a neon sign? Especially one that’s achieved icon status in Austin? As it turns out, very carefully. When the Night Hawk Frisco Shop moved from its […]
Progress overtook a humble little bar on Austin’s West 5th Street, but the bar is still intact.