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Celebrating the High-Flying History of Highland’s Hidden Hangar

But the single most historically fascinating piece of design in this little district we’ve made up is Garden Seventeen. This gardening store at 604 Williams Street occupies a Quonset hut-style converted airplane hangar dating back to the 1920s, originally built at the nearby University Airport but relocated “brick by brick” to its current address in the 1940s. (University Airport, a little-known precursor to Mueller Airport, was located on North Lamar Boulevard just a few blocks north of here, with some of its hangars still visible as the headquarters of Alamo Glass and the Red Velvet event venue.)