This is 55 minute film clip showing how Austin was in the 1950s and highlighting many of the businesses and places of interest.
While 55 minutes may be a long time to sit and watch the whole thing, I’ve found several of the portions that were of most interest to me personally. I will list them below with the approximate time each starts on the film.
Twin Oaks Shopping Center – 7:00 min
Bergstrom Air Force Base – 18:40 min
Bar-K Guest Ranch @ Lago Vista 20:00 min
Barton Springs Pool – 24:00 min
The Building of the Industrial Area in South Austin – Present day Ben White Blvd area by Developer Otis Jung –
Calcasieu Lumber – 27:00 min
Aus-Tex Chili and other canned meat products 40:00 min
Polar Ice Cream – 49:00 min
The Annual Roundup Parade – 51:40 min
Moonlite Towers and Downtown – 54:00 min
Let me know if you find others that are your favorites.
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