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Laramie State Bank Deco Panel

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John Morris/Chicago Patterns

John Morris/Chicago Patterns

Relief panel detail on the grand Art Deco-styled Laramie State Bank building at Chicago and Laramie in Austin.

Columbus Park: Jens Jensen’s Crown Jewel in the Prairie Style

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Columbus Park

In the Austin neighborhood on the city’s West Side lies what is widely considered the grandest achievement of one of the most important landscape architects to walk the earth, Jens Jensen.

This Prairie Style marvel is surprisingly intact and maintains most of Jensen’s original vision from his years designing it from 1915 until 1920.

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