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Location DB > United States > Texas > Austin > Austin Athletic Club
 Name
Austin Athletic Club
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 Database Info
created by Pretty_Vacant_ on 11/28/2004 3:17 AM
last modified by techy on 4/19/2015 6:25 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
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 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: She's gone
 Physical Information
Address
1213 Shoal Creek / 12th & Lamar
Austin, Texas
United States
Owner: Austin Community College
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  • mud
  •  Interesting Features
    Gym with orange bleachers and lots of sports trophies!
     Security Measures
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1931
    Closed: 1987
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    From Austinexplorer.com:
    "Austin has a history of physical activity and in at least one spot a physical reminder of an active past. In 1931 the Austin Athletic Club was built by the Austin Parks & Recreation Department. The price for membership in the 1930's ran at $1 per year and $1 per month. Of course that was when a buck was really worth a buck.
    The facility had a name change in 1971 when it became the Austin Recreation Center, a name that is used to this day. However, this building's fate was partially sealed 10 years later.
    In 1981 Shoal Creek reminded Austin that she was not to be ignored. A massive flood hit on Memorial Day. Homes, cars and people were all lost to the raging waters. The flooding reached the Austin Athletic Club too and the damage prompted the city to draw up plans for a new recreation center.
    In January 1987 the doors of the Athletic Club were closed for good. The new recreation center is designed to avoid the problems inherint in the old building. The new structure is farther from the creek and resides on stilts. Although the original plans for the new facility included the destruction of the old one, the city has never approved funds to accomplish this. So the 70+ year old building sits with no future in site."
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    Exterior 11/04
    Sun, Nov 28th, 2004
    posted by Pretty_Vacant_
    10 pictures
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    Inside 1/05
    Sun, Jan 9th, 2005
    posted by Pretty_Vacant_
    39 pictures


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    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 4/20/2015 6:58 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Apr 20 15 at 18:58, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Apr 19 15 at 18:25, techy changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Recommendation
  • on Dec 12 07 at 22:15, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 12 07 at 20:39, kaanah changed the following: Status
  • on Jan 10 05 at 6:28, Pretty_Vacant_ changed the main information
  • on Jan 9 05 at 17:49, Pretty_Vacant_ updated a gallery picture
  • on Jan 9 05 at 17:49, Pretty_Vacant_ updated a gallery picture
  • on Jan 9 05 at 17:49, Pretty_Vacant_ updated a gallery picture
  • on Jan 9 05 at 17:48, Pretty_Vacant_ updated a gallery picture
  • on Jan 9 05 at 17:48, Pretty_Vacant_ updated a gallery picture
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