Some of my first cowboy boots were bought at Capitol Saddlery in the late 50s.
The sign still remains, even though the business has long since relocated. I think I was told that the location on Lavaca, between 15th and 16th, has now been converted into loft apartments or some retail space. It was a one of a kind business from an earlier time. As was the proprietor, Buck Steiner a man of a different time.
I had the pleasure meeting and befriending Mr. Steiner in the 80s, when we did a project, a wastewater line, that ran through a piece of property he owned out behind the current Austin Airport.
In a story I’ll attach below in the comments tells about a saddle that my friend Tommy’s dad bought him a Buck Steiner Saddle when he was just a kid in the early 60s. He had the saddle reconditioned a while back and I thought it fitting to build him a personalized saddle rack that even incorporated the old sign.
Mr. Buck Steiner
The following story is about a friend of mine for over 55 years that has owned a Steiner Saddle for about that long.
My Friend Tommy owned a Steiner Saddle
This is another story that involves a Buck Steiner Saddle
Buck Steiner Saddle Makers Mark – below