Views of the Neighborhood – Heritage Wrap Up

Last week we took a long look at the Leibolt cabin. I checked some previous posts and saw there were some heritage points that I have not shown. So this week completes the heritage collection of Lakeway. I hope you enjoy

Views of the Neighborhood

The first store in Lakeway called the Country Store built in 1969.

The plaque on the store.

This building was built in 1996 on the site of The Lakeway Land Company headquarters which burned down in 1979.

The marker.

The flagpole on the Live Oak Country Club grounds was the first community flag pole and was the focal point for the beginning of the Fourth of July parade. It was installed in 1977.

The flagpole marker.

The Lakeway Land office where lots were sold for $4000.

The first house built in Lakeway.

Not part of the heritage trail but thought this wind mobile was colorful.

The Blocker Home built in 1964 by one of the founding families of Lakeway.

The Blocker Home marker.

The “Little Grass Shack” built in 1970 and was Lakeway’s largest home at that time.

The Little Grass Shack marker.

The site of the first pay telephone (and first telephone in Lakeway) installed in 1962.

The telephone marker.

I hope you enjoyed the little outing today.

47 comments

  1. I’ve never seen historical markers for buildings so relatively recent! But I think it’s a great idea. The years go by so quickly, the lived memory dies, and before you know it, the neighborhood history is lost.

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    1. This was all ranch land so the founding in 1962 is something the town wants to preserve.

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  2. I enjoyed the tour, John. I’m surprised by the year of the first pay phone. I was thinking it would have been earlier. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Nope. This place was founded in 1962. Not that long ago.

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  3. I think it’s great the community keeps tract of its history with those markers.

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    1. Thanks, GP. A lot of pride here.

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  4. I loved thee tour, John. Thanks for including the markers. Can you imagine using the pay phone until the lines were extended into the neighborhood? That was less than 60 years ago yet it seem like a cruel fantasy world.

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  5. Thank you for sharing the Heritage Collection, interesting and good photos.

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    1. Thank you, Ally.

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  6. First telephone is a curious monument marker. It’s something most people of today wouldn’t really think twice about.

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    1. Yeah, I agree. Marks the first one though. The closest before this one was about eight miles away.

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  7. I laughed and laughed at the marker for the pay phone. I well remember living in a marina where the only means of communication was a pay phone by the showers. And, when I was traveling TX35 on a regular basis to work on a boat at Key Allegro, I often stopped at the Copano Bay Provisioning Company to use their pay phone — with my phone card! What does it say, that they’re putting up historical markers for things I used to use regularly? Uh-oh.

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    1. The Heritage committee takes​ all this seriously. Yes, we all are part of living history when a town is founded in 1962. Thank you, Linda.

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  8. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    It’s lovely how Lakeway takes pride in its beginnings. This was another fun jaunt. Thank you, John. Have a great day! 🙂

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    1. It is. The town was founded from ranch land in 1962 so there​ is some desire to keep history intact. Thanks, Gwen

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  9. I love all the stone used in the architecture.

    And that mobile IS very cool.

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    1. It is. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Loved the walk, as per.

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  10. Someone had a vision when they planned this town. Loved the cool mobile. There was a time when pay phones were important! Now we take our cell phones for granted. Good tour.

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    1. Thak you , Jo. Yes they did have a vision.

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  11. John Fioravanti · ·

    Thanks for the tour, John. I didn’t realize that Lakeway is a relatively new community. Kudos to the town for historical preservation!

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    1. I think so too, John. Thanks for the visit.

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  12. I don’t know how I feel about historical markers for events that happened after I was born. Makes me want to move to an older country.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean. Hey, wait a minute, a building built when I was in high school isn’t historical!

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    2. Yeah. Stand next to a Roman ruin. You’ll feel like a kid again.

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  13. Wow, it took awhile to get a pay phone there. Thanks for the historical tour! It’s interesting.

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    1. It actually only took about three days after the phone company exec was made aware of what was developing here.

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  14. Oh my …. the telephone thought made me laugh – yet, I understand it’s significance. Your historical series has presented Lakeway very well … Quite interesting …. cheers to your effort and new-found pride.

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    1. When you start in 1962 all things seem like a miracle​. Thanks, Frank.

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  15. So funny to see a marker for a pay phone. Thanks for the tour, John!

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  16. Lovely walk, John. Most interesting that they want to preserve something so young (then again, one day it won’t be!)

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  17. Thanks for a lovely stroll in the neighborhood, John. I’m glad you included the pretty wind mobile. For a second there, I thought the Blocker Home was going to be a Frank Lloyd Wright building… just something about the silhouette and the hillside-like landscape. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. It reminded me of a Frank Lloyd Wright as well.

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      1. Thank goodness. I was afraid I was saying something horribly ignorant. o_O 😉

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  18. It is interesting to tour your town with you, John. Our house was built in 1929 and is the oldest in our area. When I go to the UK, I gawk in wonder at the relics from the Roman and Viking eras. Our histories are so short comparatively.

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  19. Love the historical markers and all of the ‘firsts’.

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  20. Touring Lakeaway is a pleasurable trip. I love the marker for the telephone. I’m not sure there are any payphones left in this part of Ohio.

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    1. Thank​ you, Michelle.

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    1. Thank you, Traci.

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