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Austin - East Austin: Marvin C. Griffin Buildng/Texas Music Museum | by wallyg
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Austin - East Austin: Marvin C. Griffin Buildng/Texas Music Museum

The Marvin C. Griffin Building, at 1009 East 11th Street, was constructed in 1997 and is currently home to the Texas Music Museum and the East Austin Economic Development Corporation (EAEDC). The building was named for the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, which formed the EAEDC and helped finance the building.

 

The Texas Music Museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the musical history of Texas across genres as varied as country, western swing, blues, rock n roll, ragtime, gospel, cowboy, barrelhouse, soul and jazz as well Texas ethnic music including Tejano, Czech, African American, German, and Native American. The museum was incorporated in 1984 and has presented exhibits and programs in two gallery areas of the Marvin C. Griffin Building since 2003.

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Taken on August 17, 2012