Swenson Swimming Pool and Bathhouse

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Swenson Swimming Pool and Bathhouse Swenson Park Road, Spur, TX 79370 In 1936, Erick P. Swenson of Spur Ranch donated land to the City of Spur for the purpose of a park. As the county was experiencing devastating loss due to the Depression and the drought, the City and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) partnered... More »

San Jacinto Battleground

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San Jacinto Battleground 3523 Independence Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571 In 1836, the Battle of San Jacinto was the decisive engagement where Texas’ independence was won. Today, the landscape of this important landmark of Texas history is largely under the state’s stewardship, but other parts of the battleground, outside of state ownership, remain unprotected. In... More »

Old Llano County (Red Top) Jail

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Old Llano County (Red Top) Jail 400 Oatman St, Llano, TX 78643 The Old Llano County Jail was constructed in 1895 and is affectionately known as “Red Top.” Inmates often referred to their incarceration as “staying over at the Red Top.” The four-story granite jail was built by the J. Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing... More »

Downtown Austin’s Historic Assets

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Downtown Austin’s Historic Assets Bounded by Interstate 35 to Lamar, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Lady Bird Lake, Travis County Increased population and falling tax revenues challenge Texas’ urban areas, adding a layer of difficulty to the task of preserving any community's cultural heritage. The Central Texas economy has experienced a boom in recent... More »

Herff Farm – SAVED!

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Herff Farm 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX 78006 In Central Texas, large farmsteads are threatened by encroaching development and a lack of family members able to carry on the tradition. Located near Boerne, the Herff Farm is an excellent example of the original farmsteads that were founded in the Texas Hill Country by German immigrants.... More »

Brazos Drive-In Theatre

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Brazos Drive-In Theatre 1800 W Pearl St, Granbury, TX 76048 Known as “Texas’ Finest Small-Town Drive-In Theatre,” the Brazos Drive-in opened in 1952 on U.S. Highway 377, which at that time, was the edge of Granbury. Constructed with local materials by businessmen to lure people into town, the drive-in was one of the few entertainment... More »

Austin Woman’s Club

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Austin Woman’s Club 708 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78701 The Austin Woman’s Club, designed by San Antonio architect Alfred Giles (1853-1920) in 1874, was constructed as a two-story plus basement residence known as Bellevue Place. It's also known as the North-Evans Chateau or Chateau Bellevue. The residence was built on the bluff of Shoal... More »