We built this city. Not on rock ’n’ roll. But rather on Butler Brick, Calcasieu Lumber and Austin White Lime. With a little help from Texas Granite and various skilled artisans working in iron, glass and other basic building materials.
If your Central Texas house, church, school or place of business was built before World War II — or even long after that — these companies were the sources for the structural ingredients.
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Michael Barnes writes about Austin’s people, places, culture and history.