This Is What Austin Looked Like 100 Years Ago And It May Surprise You

Anyone who’s lived in Austin for longer than five years can attest to the rapid change sweeping through this city. Sometimes, it feels like the only constant thing in this city is the construction crane. Even the photos from Austin in the ’70s are hardly recognizable, so it’s hard to imagine what this city looked like in the early 1900s. This is what Austin looked like 100 years ago, and it may surprise you.

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Change is inevitable, but some of these old Austin photos are almost unrecognizable. If you want to take a walk down memory lane, check out these 9 things you can’t do in Austin anymore, but wish you could.