Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mystery Solved: 1419 Austin Highway

Okay, at least once a week, for two years I have been driving past this building:It's a castle, in the middle of Austin Highway! With a super cool train in the front! It's NOT a train, it's a magic latern!
It's practically a fortress.
After coming out to the site on two different occasions to take pictures, I finally notice this sign:
Interesting, it's a castle with a train out front, with a serious security fence and with gargoyles at the front door. What in the hell is this place?
One of the reasons I started this blog was because there's a story behind every building, sturcture or lack there of. And this place at 1419 Austin Highway has a super cool one.
It's owned by a man named Jack Judson and inside is the Magic Latern Castle Museum. Way back in the day, movie projectors were called Magic Laterns. Here is the link:
Mr. Judson also has a nature trail (that's pretty popular with the birding set), here's that link:
I'm going to make it a point to see if I can make an appointment to see the museum really soon.

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