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Old Bakery

 
 
Old Bakery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, September 3, 2007
1. Old Bakery Marker
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Built 1876 by Chas. Lundberg. Bread then was not sliced or wrapped; children and maids waited with baskets to take home loaves hot from the oven. House specialties were sponge cake ladyfingers, glazed kisses, almond-meal macaroons.

A front balcony (since razed) permitted a later baker, Henry Maerki, to photograph parades, including one in 1901 for U.S. President William McKinley.

Now Austin Heritage Society’s tourist information center.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966
 
Erected 1966 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14949.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 30° 16.326′ N, 97° 44.49′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Downtown Austin. Marker is on Congress Avenue south of West 11th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is
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at or near this postal address: 1006 Congress Avenue, Austin TX 78701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor Edmund Jackson Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Temporary Texas State Capitol of 1880’s (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); First Classes of the University of Texas Law School (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor Elisha Marshall Pease (within shouting distance of this marker); African Americans in the Texas Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor Andrew Jackson Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Old Bakery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Heinich, August 24, 2014
2. Old Bakery Marker
Old Bakery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, September 3, 2007
3. Old Bakery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,018 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on August 24, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on December 31, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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