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!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Littlefield Building

This is the Littlefield Building at the northeast corner of Congress Avenue and 6th Street.

The Littlefield Building at the northeast corner of Sixth and Congress displays the Beaux Arts style of architecture favored at the time of its inception in 1910. It took two years to build and at the time of its completion, was undeniably the most opulent and modern structure in the nation. Originally conceived as an 8-story building, the rivalry between Major Littlefield and Emerson Scarbrough motivated Littlefield to enclose the rooftop garden and create a ninth floor. By doing this, he not only bested his Scarbrough rival by one story, he could also boast that he owned the tallest skyscraper between New Orleans and San Francisco. Today, the Littlefield Building offers elegant commerical space within minutes of the city's many restaurants, banks, dry cleaners, fitness facilities and art museums.

From Arguendo & Dixi's Daily Austin Photo

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1 comment:

  1. That is quite a building. I wouldn't want to be standing on the top of it though!