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Austin History Center

810 Guadalupe St.
Favorite #35

PICA 37129

PICA 37129

AF – Municipal Airport - 1960-1969


Local photographer Bill Malone captured this dynamic image of the Robert Mueller Airport in 1961 after construction of the airport’s iconic light-and-dark-blue tiled control tower. Then Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson spoke at the dedication ceremony for the expansion project. Having opened in 1930, Mueller Airport continued to serve as Austin’s municipal airport until 1999 when Austin Bergstrom International Airport opened at the site of the former Air Force Base.


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