28 Jun SCA Weekly News Review: June 28, 2020
#TBT: Threadgill’s historic music memorabilia goes to auction
From CBS Austin: A massive treasure trove of Austin music memorabilia could be yours.
Posters, photos, and even neon signs up for grabs from the Threadgill’s restaurant and Armadillo World Headquarters.
It’s happening after Threadgill’s off North Lamar decided to close a few months back.
“The COVID-19 closure was just an excuse. I was ready to retire,” explained owner Eddie Wilson.
A-frame homes see massive increase in popularity
From NewsDio: It was not so long ago that the humble A-frame house, named for the similarity of its silhouette to the triangular letter, was a past architectural relic. These small chalets, which flourished in the 1950s and 1960s as inexpensive vacation homes for the burgeoning postwar middle class in the United States, were largely neglected by the construction of hobbyists who regularly became rhapsodic over other mid-century structures. century most popular.
But in recent years, Frame A has seen a resurgence in popularity, particularly among design-minded New Yorkers seeking refuge in regions outside of the five boroughs like the Hudson Valley and the Catskills.
Motel looking to new owners
From the Quay County Sun: The caretakers of the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari expressed optimism the historic Route 66 property would have new owners by the end of the June despite another offer falling through earlier this year.
Kevin and Nancy Mueller, Michigan natives who’ve owned the 1939 motel for nine years, announced on social media last week the property was under contact to an as-yet-unidentified couple.
“We’re excited; they’re going to be good,” Nancy said of the prospective new owners. “Their backgrounds are going to serve them well here. I think we found the right people. They found us, actually.”
UMW, City working to place historical marker at downtown site of Freedom Riders first stop
From Fredicksburg.com: On May 4, 1961, the original 13 Freedom Riders departed Washington on Greyhound and Trailways buses.
Led by James Farmer, director of the fledgling Congress on Racial Equality, their mission was to challenge segregated buses and terminals throughout the Southern states.
Fifty miles south of Washington, they stopped and conducted their first test at the segregated terminal and lunch counter in the original bus station in Fredericksburg.
Now, a group of University of Mary Washington professors and employees, in partnership with the City of Fredericksburg, are working to have a Virginia state historical marker placed at the site of the old bus station, which stood at the corner of Princess Anne and Wolfe streets near where the fire station is now.
Dixie Beer, the oldest brewery in New Orleans, will change its name
From NOLA.com: New Orleans has been hoisting Dixie beer for more than a century. Soon, that beer — and the company behind it — will have a new name.
In a statement released Friday, Gayle Benson, owner of Dixie Brewery and the city’s Saints and Pelicans franchises said her company will change the well known Dixie label. A new moniker has yet to be decided, but it will be chosen with feedback from the local community, she said.
“With inclusive input from all of our community stakeholders, we are preparing to change the name of our brewery and products that carry the Dixie brand and these conversations will determine what brand will best represent our culture and community,” Benson wrote in a statement.