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Kreisle Building (now Speakeasy)

412 Congress Ave.

Kreisle Building today


Originally a three-story structure built in the 1870s, the Kreisle Building was rebuilt as two stories in 1916 after a fire destroyed the entire building. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Army-Navy Surplus operated out of the building. Oscar Snowden Appliances then occupied the building, and for the last several years, it has been occupied by Speakeasy. The Kreisle Building is a City of Austin Landmark and contributes to the National Register-listed Congress Avenue Historic District.

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