Walking Tour of Austin Deco Buildings

Press Release

March 22, 2012
Contact: Kanya Lyons | (512) 974-7379

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. THE TOURS ARE AT CAPACITY. Due to the overwhelming response to the first Austin Deco walking tour in November and to mark the closing of the Deco and Moderne: Austin Architecture of the 1930s exhibit, the Austin History Center is offering two additional Walking Tours of Austin Deco Buildings led by David Bush and Jim Parsons from the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance (and authors of Hill Country Deco) on April 21 and 22, both starting at 2 p.m. Space is limited for the walking tour, so please email Molly Hults at molly.hults@austintexas.gov to reserve a spot. After the tour, be sure to visit the Deco and Moderne: Austin Architecture of the 1930s exhibit at the Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe Street. The exhibit and walking tours are free and open to the public. For more information please call 512-974-7480 or visit www.austinhistorycenter.org.

About the Exhibit
Deco and Moderne: Austin Architecture of the 1930s is on display in the David Earl Holt Photo Gallery of the Austin History Center from November 1, 2011 until April 29, 2012. Historic photographs and architectural drawings trace the history of this popular variation on Modernism that began to emerge in Austin in the late 1920’s and continued to evolve over 20 years. Come and learn what well-known Austin buildings were constructed during this period and how to recognize the characteristics of an Art Deco style building.