Views of the Neighborhood – Ribbon Cutting for Refurbished Liebelt Cabin

Today we are going to Lakeway to celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished Lebolt cabin. This is a structure that was built just after the civil war and is one of Lakeway’s heritage treasures. There are also busses leaving the cabin sight to tour Lakeway’s twenty-two heritage sites of interest. Unfortunately, we won’t be going on the tour since we did that two years ago.Β  We are being catered by Verbena in Austin. Our entertainment is Alanis Morissette.

Menu

  • Egg Sandwich – scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, brioche bun

  • Classic Ricotta Pancakes – maple syrup, fresh berries, powdered sugar, sausage

  • Verbena Brunch – two eggs, toasted sourdough, crispy potatoes, salsa verde, bacon, or breakfast sausage

  • Breakfast Tacos – scrambled eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese, fire-roasted salsa, crispy potatoes

  • Short Rib Hash – crispy short rib, potatoes, cheddar cheese, green onion, fried egg

  • Crispy Potato Mille-Feuille – over easy egg, farm green salad, mustard vinaigrette

  • Verbena BurgerΒ  two 4oz wagyu patties, American cheese, shredded lettuce, dijonaise, white onion, pickles, fries

  • Roasted Salmon – brown butter couscous, toasted pistachio, preserved lemon, pea tendrils

  • Steak Frites – hanger steak, parsley salsa verde, crispy french fries, grilled lemon

Picture of an old time school bus

So let’s hop on the bus and get going

Here is the welcome sign, so we know we are in the right place.

The mayor Tom Kilgore on the right, is explaining the agenda.

You can expand this pictorial which tells the story of moving the cabin to its present location.

One view of the cabin shows the new sealing caulk between the logs.

Kay Andrews in period dress, the Mayor Pro-tem Louis Mastrangelo (center), and volunteer.

Another view of the cabin.

Gotta have some sweets.

Vicky Taylor, The Heritage Committee Chair, and Mayor Tom Kilgore do the ribbon-cutting honors.

A free book on the history of Lakeway for everyone who takes the heritage tour.

A view of the cabin from the city hall. The tents are to shelter organizers of the heritage tour.

Attendees getting ready for the Heritage tour.

This is where we take to the bus, listen to some music, and enjoy the food. I hope you all have a wonderful week.

59 comments

  1. I love this, John. Reminds me of the old cabin that is near the old Dallas County Courthouse.

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    1. Always nice to see the past preserved.

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  2. I really enjoyed this, John. Thanks for taking us along! Happy Mother’s Day to The Producer!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Mother’s Day to your mom too.

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  3. You explained the picture with Kay Andrews – do you happen to know who is in the mirror image?
    I had my breakfast and a great tour – thank you once again, John!

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    1. The mirror image is Vicky Taylor’s (The committee chair )husband. I tried to get a shot with him out of the mirror but it didn’t happen. Thanks for coming along, GP

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      1. It almost looks like it was an intentional portrait of him. lol

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      2. Yes it does.

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  4. I love heritage sites like this and am so glad to see they are being preserved. The original museum In Medicine Hat, Alberta, was inside a log cabin. This was the one I visited as a child. Then a larger structure was built and the log cabin was moved inside of it. This was the museum I worked at as a young adult. Now, there is an amazing building for Arts and Entertainment and the museum is part of it. I was pleased to see during a recent visit with my grandson that the log cabin is still part of the display.

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    1. What a story, Darlene. It’s great they kept the cabin as part of the complex. Thanks for sharing. 😊

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  5. This is great, John, the cabin looks very well maintained.

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    1. It looks great now. Thanks. Robbie.

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  6. Nice! It’s good to preserve our history.

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Tim

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  7. Thank you for taking us on a historical adventure. I am happy to see they are restoring a small piece of the past.

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    1. Lots of grumbling about the cost but I think it is worth it. Thank you, Molly Shea

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  8. I’m happy to see that Texas preserves its history so well. I went to the Museum of SouthTexas History in San Antonio and could have spent an entire day there! Imagine living in that tiny house!
    Thanks for the tour. I think I’ll have the Crispy Potato Mille-Feuille this morning. Fits my diet!

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    1. Glad to accomodate your diet, Noelle. 😁 Thanks for coming along.

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  9. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Beautiful, John. I love visiting historical sites — virtual or in person. Thank you for the journey. And Happy Mother’s Day to Molly! πŸ’

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    1. Happy Mother’s Day to you Gwen. Thanks for the lovely wish.

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  10. That’s really cool, John, I love finding historic places like this. It’s good to see that they moved it and repaired it. Certainly worth celebrating. I’ll go with Egg Sandwich – scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, brioche bun. I was thinking about the “Classic Ricotta Pancakes” but there’s one too many words in that description.

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    1. I’m with you on the too many words. I’m not going to eat anything that requires a lot of words to describe.

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  11. This is just the type of event my husband and I enjoy: historic building, doughnuts, and a free book!

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    1. Ha ha ha. I think you boiled it down to the essence, Liz.

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  12. Very cool event.

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    1. It was. Thanks, Charles.

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  13. What a fabulous old cabin. I’m so glad they’ve preserved it. I love visiting historic buildings!
    Fabulous tour, John. And now for some breakfast tacos πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes I have feature this cabin before but now it looks almost new. Thanks, Mae. I’ll join you in a breakfast taco.

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  14. I love it when communities take the time to preserve and restore historical structures! Thanks, John!

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    1. I do too, Jan. Thanks.

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  15. I like it when things are preserved for future generations. Even if that means relocating them.

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    1. There is a supermarket where the cabin used to be. It is good to have it by city hall.

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  16. Love this old cabin, John. Wonderful tour, thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren

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  17. It seems they did a good job. It is important to go inside these old cabins and get the feel of how the pioneers lived. I spotted an old tractor seat converted into a stool. We had one like that made from one of my grandfather’s. Thanks for sharing, John. I’ll have the Verbena Brunch.

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    1. Good choice on the brunch. The cabin is so small inside it is a wonder the folks didn’t kill each other. Thanks, Jo. I hope you have a super week.

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  18. Hard to fathom an entire family living in such cramped quarters … but then again, perhaps they derived some comfort (and warmth!) from each other. Gee, he sold 80 acres and a cabin for $525?? Probably felt like a fortune to him! Interesting tour, John.

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    1. I think he was happy with his price. He got the land for nothing. The amount it is worth today is about $10,000

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  19. Hmmmm … a delightful menu. I would like the ricotta pancakes with berries, but no sausage, please! Yummmmmmm. I love the cabin … just my kind of place … room for books, a stove & sink, a bed, and not much else! Sorry, no overnight visitors! One moggie, perhaps. Fun tour, John … thank you!

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    1. My pleasure, Jill.

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  20. Anonymous · · Reply

    Very touching event, dear John! I’m glaf that you do the best to restore pieces of history. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you, Maria. 😁

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  21. I love those old cabins … to look at!

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  22. This is wonderful, John. Thank goodness for historical preservation. Log houses are near and dear to my heart.

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  23. Isn’t it amazing how tiny these abodes once were? And they were sufficient…
    Alanis is always a good musical accompaniment to this delicious lunch as well.
    It’s late, so I’ll say I hope your Sunday was marvellous.

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    1. It is amazing how small. Sunday was great. I hope yours was the same. 😊

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      1. Sweet.
        Yes. My kids treated me to Lobster and steak for Mother’s Day dinner πŸ™‚

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      2. Delish!

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  24. I love to see historical buildings preserved – so glad this one was taken care of. Off for some breakfast tacos!

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    1. I’m glad the city is preserving it too. Thanks, Teri

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  25. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Looks like a fun tour and great meal πŸ™‚

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    1. It was fun. πŸ˜„

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  26. Wow! That is 1 old cabin.

    It’s a wonderful thing to preserve some of our history. I enjoyed the trip and had the pancakes. Thank you!

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    1. Good for you. Thanks for coming along, Resa. 😊

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      1. Love history! Thank you! 😊

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