Austin, Texas: Cathedral of Junk

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Address:
4422 Lareina Dr., Austin, TX
Directions:
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.
Hours:
By appt only. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
512-299-7413
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Cathedral of Junk.

Cathedral of Junk

Vince Hannemann has been building a folk junk-art environment in his back yard since 1988. In 2019 he announced it was "99 percent complete."

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Rooster and Plumbers's Peace Pipe

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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

Took a chance and came by. The donation is $5 per adult and free for kids. Its quirky and fun. Worth it if you're in the neighborhood....don't take a chance driving from a distance.

[Cee Alvarez, 04/02/2019]

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