The History of Laguna Gloria

For decades, the historic museum and grounds of Laguna Gloria have delighted visitors and served as inspiration for artists and students attending its beloved Art School. Stephen F. Austin himself once owned the 12-acre property of Laguna Gloria, intending to build a regal home there. Remnants of campsites attest to the presence of Native Americans in the area. In 1914, the property was purchased by the owner of the newspaper …

Tarrytown: An Upscale, Historic, Family-Friendly Neighborhood Minutes from Downtown Austin

Nestled against Lake Austin where it curves east and over Tom Miller Dam to meet Lady Bird Lake, lies the upscale, historic, family-friendly Austin Neighborhood known as Tarrytown. Established in 1915 and named after Tarrytown, New York, this verdant west Austin community is known for its urban forest, which inspired the original 1930’s advertising slogan: “Where oak trees charm the eye.”