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Perry Estate Looks to Next Chapter
Two structures on grounds up for demolition
News Story  June 5, 2014, by Amy Smith
"...With the 1928 Commodore Perry Mansion now fully restored and returned to its former glory, owners of the nearly 10-acre estate at 41st and Red River now want to remove two buildings on the property as they prepare to redevelop the site...."

Jettison your DiGiorno: Bola Pizza comes to your freezer
Food Column  December 23, 2011, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Once Christian had all the necessary city permits to serve pizza at the market, Bola breakfast pizzas (local cheddar cheese and thin slices of speck ham plus one or two local eggs sunny-side up, $12-14) became the best way to start or finish a morning of shopping Downtown. As its popularity grew, entrepreneurial types and real estate developers began to approach Christian with ideas about opening a brick-and-mortar location, and he gave all the proposals serious consideration..."

Rebuild the Guild
Michael Yates and his fellow artisans bring new life to Austin's cadre of craft
Arts Story  October 7, 2011, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...There's also a new website and an exhibition – the guild's first in more than four years – at the Commodore Perry Estate across from the Hancock Center...."

Council: Come as You Are
Council gets back to business with 178 items on the agenda
News Story  August 7, 2014, by Michael King and Amy Smith
"...And nearly three dozen zoning cases, among them the Commodore Perry Estate at 41st & Red River, and a proposed 32-story Downtown hotel project (see "Another Hotel Checks In on Congress Avenue," Aug. 1)..."

More Agenda, More Council
This week brings 99 items – and a host of potential candidates
News Story  January 17, 2014, by Michael King
"...The early draft City Council agenda for the first 2014 meeting (Jan. 23), at 99 items, is not overwhelming, although there are undoubtedly a few dustups among the 20 or so zoning cases (e.g., the former "Commodore Perry Estate" at 41st & Red River, where the Hancock neighborhood has objected to a developer's plans for a mixed-use project anchored by a boutique hotel)..."

2011 Heritage Society of Austin Homes Tour: The Bold and the Beautiful
Fire up the nav system on Saturday for the Heritage Society's Homes Tour
DAILY Design  April 5, 2011, by Anne Harris
"...Cook built Woodlawn, Sweetbrush, the Neill-Cochran House Museum, and is credited with building the Texas Governor’s Mansion. Highlights of this year's event include the grandeur of five seldom seen estates of historic Austin, including the beautiful interiors of Woodlawn and Sweetbrush, the lush and expansive grounds of Inshallah, exciting new plans for the restoration of the Commodore Perry Estate, and lively lectures at the Neill-Cochran House Museum..."

Don't Touch That Dial
PBS celebrates 75th anniversary of 'War of the Worlds'
DAILY Screens  October 29, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...It features interviews with cinema historian Peter Bogdanovich, Welles' daughter, and more, and dives into the mail that Welles received in the days and weeks that followed. The special presentation, which was shot in part at the Commodore Perry Estate in the Chronicle's backyard, airs tonight, 9pm, on PBS...."

Food Column  January 12, 1996, by Virginia B. Wood
"..."Commodore" Perry, a prominent Austin businessman (the Commodore Perry Hotel, etc.). The estate sits on the banks of Waller Creek along the north side of 41st Street, and is currently owned and in use by an educational foundation..."

The Miller's Tale
Swinging across the century with Ernie Mae Miller, 'a little blues, a little bawdy'
Music Story  July 6, 2007, by Margaret Moser
"...Ernie Mae Crafton Miller, 80, was born in 1927 to Otto and Lizzie Anderson Crafton and raised in Austin. A debutante in the Eastside's social organization the Cosmopolite Club, Miller was sponsored by an illustrious family that made its name in education, government, and Lone Star real estate...."

Dancing About Architecture
¿Agua-Fest, Si?
Music Column  September 26, 1997, by Ken Lieck
"..."We're still ongoing on using it as a live music venue," says Woody, who also says he thinks Fox may change their minds and return to the fold. It would appear, though, that Straussberg has washed his hands of Austin completely, saying, "The major problem was real estate, not competition." Either way, says Woody, he believes strongly in the Aquarius as a "viable place" for a live music room..."

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