Arguendo and Dixi have been residents of Austin, TX for most of 20+ years. We have tons of pictures from our time spent here and continue to take pictures around town. Here we plan on showing a picture each day. We hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wall of Welcome Tiles - 6

Several restaurants on Lamar, such as the Avalon (at Romeria), Toonerville, and the Chicken Shack (at North Loop) thrived as early as the 1930s and 1940s. Threadgill's began as a gas station and beer joint in 1933, opening with Beer License #1 after prohibition. Singer Janis Joplin got her start there 30 years later. In 1981, Eddie Wilson reopened Threadgill's as a restaurant. In 1952 the Frsico opened on Burnet Road.

Austin's first drive-in theater, Joseph's (later North Austin Drive-in), opened at Justin and Lamar (1940-1960). Neighbors could watch movies from their yards. Other area drive-ins were the Chief, Lamar at Koenig (1946-1973); Burnet Road Drive-in, at Payne (1952-1973); and Longhorn on Anderson Lane.

From Crestview

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting Blog Templet. When I first saw your blog I thought it was a picture and the notes were encrypted on the marble.