The Oasis Water Windmill - Austin, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven
N 30° 24.287 W 097° 52.425
14R E 608184 N 3364178
Quick Description: A water windmill at The Oasis at Lake Travis in Austin, Texas welcomes visitors as they walk across from the parking area to the restaurant.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/11/2015 8:15:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMNC5C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member eikenboom
Views: 0

Long Description:
This type of water windmill is very typical in Central & West Texas and can be found throughout the state's rural areas. This particular farm windmill was re-used as an ornamental structure within the parking area of The Oasis, a locally famous restaurant just west of Austin, Texas.

Per Wikipedia:

"The Oasis on Lake Travis is a popular restaurant on the western edge of Austin, Texas. The restaurant promotes itself as the "Sunset Capital of Texas" with its terraced views looking west over Lake Travis. The thirty thousand square foot restaurant sits on a bluff 450 feet above the lake and is the largest outdoor restaurant in Texas.

The restaurant was first built in 1982 by Houston entrepreneur Beau Theriot, who purchased a 500-acre (2.0 km2) ranch overlooking the lake and converted it into the current multi-use venue.

On the morning of June 1, 2005, a lightning strike ignited a fire which consumed much of the property. Parts of the facility that were not damaged were reopened within weeks, and other parts have had to be rebuilt."
Purpose: Water Pumping

Open to the public: yes

Is This Windmill Functional?: No

Windmill Farm: no

Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum on Site: no

Date of Manufacture: Not listed

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