Austin, Texas: Cathedral of Junk Team Field Report

4422 Lareina Dr., Austin, TX
On the south side of town. US 81/290 to the Hwy 71 (Ben White Blvd E.) exit. Hwy 71 west to the Congress Ave. exit. Head south a couple of blocks, turn right on St. Elmo Rd W., then take the second left onto Lareina.
Private home. By appt. (Call to verify)
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Cathedral of Junk.

Cathedral of Junk
Vince Hannemann's backyard folk art environment was built out of cast-offs because he thought it was fun. Report...
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Austin, Texas - Cathedral Of Junk Awaits Austin’s Blessing
Cathedral of Junk: The Cathedral of Junk may yet dodge the wrecking ball. Since early March, Vince Hannemann and his creation have been hammered by cudgels of bureaucratic chaos. [07/16/2010] Complete Story...
Austin, Texas - Cathedral of Junk Faces Untimely Junking
Cathedral of Junk: From the scrap heap it came, and to the scrap heap it will eventually return. But fans of the Cathedral of Junk in Austin, Texas, just don't want it to go there right now. [03/25/2010] Complete Story...

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Cathedral of Junk.

Cathedral of Junk

We visited today, and it is one of the best junk art stops I have ever been to! Filled my heart with joy, and I am an avid RA tripper. There's so much to this place, beyond what the photos show. The owner may be a touch surly, but in a lovable way. This is his art, his baby, and he has plans for expansion. Just please call ahead and park where instructed to. We went on a Saturday midday, and there seemed to be a few people milling about on respective pre-arranged visits. He asks for a $10 donation, and considering his effort, I'll give more the next time I go. And there will be a next time.

[Sandwich, 09/16/2015]

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