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27 Vintage Pictures Of Austin From Way Before It Was "Cool"

A look back in Texan history.

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This 1949 picture was taken at the corner of 9th Street and Congress Avenue, looking north toward the Capitol Building. Nearly every building pictured, with exception to the Capital Building, has since been demolished or condemned for development.

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A couple of children make a Texas state sculpture out of sand at the Pan Am Recreation Center in 1953. Today, the Pan Am Recreation Center is still a great place for kids to connect with their community and cultures.

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CORRECTION

The lake in #20 is Lady Bird Lake. An earlier version of this post misidentified it as Lake Austin.

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