History in Austin
Movies

401 North Cicero Avenue

The Dark Knight - Gotham Gity Hospital

Formerly a Brach's Candy factory, this is the Gotham City Hospital that the Joker blows up at 401 North Cicero Avenue. The footage shows how the explosion looked in real-time.

History in Austin
Residents

1922 North New England Avenue

Hugh Hefner's Childhood Home

Hugh Hefner and his family moved into a home at 1922 North New England Avenue around the time his younger brother, Keith, was born in 1930. At the time he published his first issue of Playboy, however, Hefner lived in an apartment at 6052 South Harper Avenue in Woodlawn with his wife, Millie.

History in Austin
National Landmarks

5810 west midway park

Beeson house and coach house

This Queen Anne-style home was built in 1892, and the city designated it a landmark on January 20, 1999.  frederick r. schock designed and built it for frederick beeson, the president of the chicago veneer company.

5804 west midway park

F.R. Schock House

Frederick R. Schock built this house for himself in 1886.  It was designated a landmark on January 20, 1999.

5704 west ohio street

Hitchcock House

The hitchock house was built in 1871 for a top-level executive of a railroad parts company, charles hitchcock.  it was designated as a landmark on july 7, 1992.

5749 west race avenue

House designed by architect Frederick Schock

These Queen Anne and Shingle-style houses were designated landmarks on January 20, 1999.  Schock built the houses from 1886 to 1892. 

5200 west chicago avenue

Laramie State Bank Building

This building was designated as a landmark on june 14, 1995.

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