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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Original Skyline Club Sign

 
 
The Original Skyline Club Sign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, June 23, 2013
1. The Original Skyline Club Sign Marker
Inscription. In 1947, C.J. Stark opened the original Skyline Club in North Austin. For the better part of a half a century this neon giant heralded the likes of Patsy Cline, Roger Miller, Elvis Presley, Hank Thompson, Lefty Frizzell, The Geezinslaws, and countless other musical headliners of the times.

Hank Williams Sr. and Johnny Horton played their last public concerts under the shadow of this unique sign.

Since 1981, it has been stored in Bee Cave, Texas waiting to once again to become a visible part of Austinís history.

When the equally revered Hillís Cafe re-opened in May, 2001, these two legends were united for the preservation of Austinís historical character.
 
Location. 30° 12.948′ N, 97° 46.153′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Congress Avenue and Sheraton Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on the premises of Hillís Cafe. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4700 S Congress Ave, Austin TX 78745, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Magruder, C.S.A (approx. ĺ mile away); Doyle Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away); Saint Edwardís University Main Building
Closeup of Skyline Club Sign image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, June 23, 2013
2. Closeup of Skyline Club Sign
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Approximate Site Reached By the Espinosa-Olivares-Aguirre Expedition (approx. 1.3 miles away); Onion Creek Lodge 220, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 1.5 miles away); Walter Tips House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz (approx. 2.1 miles away); Green Pastures (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hank Williams final show at the Skyline. Austin Chronicle article about Hank Williams final show at the Skyline Club. (Submitted on September 25, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 

2. Dance Halls and Last Calls: A History of Texas Country Music. Google books link to excerpt about Skyline Club from Dance Halls and Last Calls: A History of Texas Country Music (Submitted on September 25, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 

3. Elvis Presley and the Skyline. History and photos of Skyline Club on the "official" Scotty Moore website (Elvis Presley's guitarist. (Submitted on September 25, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Original location of Skyline Club
The Skyline Club was located at 11306 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas. Now the location of a CVS Pharmacy.
   
Skyline Sign and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, June 23, 2013
3. Skyline Sign and Marker
View of the Skyline sign, and historical marker, located next to the outdoor music stage (left).
— Submitted September 25, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.

 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 678 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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