On the National Register of Historic Places, the Old Bakery was built in 1876 by Charles Lundberg, a Swedish master baker, and continuously operated until 1936. You can still see the giant oven and wooden baker’s spade inside. Rescued from demolition by the Austin Heritage Society and now owned and operated by Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department, the brick-and-limestone building is one of the few unaltered structures on Congress Avenue. A gallery inside showcases the arts and crafts of locals aged 50 or older, sold here on consignment, and a hospitality desk dispenses visitor brochures.
Old Bakery and Emporium
1006 Congress Ave., Austin, TX, USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Tues–Fri 9am–4pm. Closed most holidays. Phone 512/974-1300 Prices Free admission Web site Old Bakery and Emporium
Map1006 Congress Ave. Austin TX USA Austin
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