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Old Posted Aug 12, 2017, 6:37 PM
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I don't know that that building is old or historical. It doesn't even have a historical marker on the front, which makes me think it's not. I think the design is likely be inspired by the governor's mansion across the street. I also wonder what kind of development could happen there. With the governor's mansion across the street being such a public building and the site of protests every so often, I wouldn't want to live in a residential building with that circus going on. And I doubt a hotel would do much better. An office building is about the only thing I could see happening there. The governor's mansion is also not exactly very welcoming on that side. there's a blank 8 foot wall and there's not even a sidewalk there, which is shocking really being that it's in downtown.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2017, 7:50 PM
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Just did a quick search of the Travis County tax records which show that the TBA building was built in 1980.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2017, 8:08 PM
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Never mind. Demolish it.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2017, 9:12 PM
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Just did a quick search of the Travis County tax records which show that the TBA building was built in 1980.
I tried to do the same but it wouldn't work. I fiddled with it some more and tried the map version instead. That's much easier. Plus, you can search each building on the map without having to type them in each time. Huge time saver.

http://propaccess.traviscad.org/clientdb/?cid=1

I had a feeling that building wasn't old. I thought maybe it was just a nod to the mansion across the street.
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I don't I just think it's beautiful.
I do too. The curved, all brick columns would have been all white and wooden if it was a hundred year old building but the brick on this, the wide open porches, makes this stunning and street friendly. It would be a shame to demolish it as you suggested on your later post just because its not as old as we thought. It makes me take notice of it when I happen upon it.
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Man I wish some of these would have gotten built.
http://austin.towers.net/austins-tow...n-field-guide/
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Man I wish some of these would have gotten built.
http://austin.towers.net/austins-tow...n-field-guide/
Well, that was depressing...
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Old Posted Yesterday, 9:18 PM
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This would be why there was a recent CVC filing for the 600 block of E. 6th St. This is the site now from Streetview:




This is a proposal from the next Historic Landmark Commission meeting. It's office space. On E. 6th St?



http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=282305
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When you get done with work sometimes you need to immediately unwind, I suppose...
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