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!

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Old Bakery & Emporium

The Old Bakery & Emporium is located at 1006 Congress Avenue. It is a City of Austin Parks and Recreation Consignment Store featuring handicrafts and fine art created by local citizens age 50 and over.

The Old Bakery, a registered national landmark built by Swedish immigrant Charles Lundberg, had graced Congress Avenue since 1876. The building was used as a community bakery until 1936 and following that, for a wide variety of purposes, including a night club.

The old bakery was vacant, deteriorating and scheduled for demolition, when it was rescued through the combined efforts of the Austin Heritage Society, which purchased the structure in 1963, and the Junior League, which donated $12,500 for restoration work.

From Arguendo & Dixi's Daily Austin Photo


1 comment:

  1. It's great that there are people who care for old beautiful buildings like this. Preserving them is really important.