Vince Hannemann started constructing the Cathedral of Junk in his back yard in 1988. Since then, the strange structure has become a three-story, 60-ton South Austin landmark and an icon of roadside Americana. Sadly, at the time of this post, the Cathedral is in danger of closing due to code violations. We'll know it's fate in a few short days (they have until March 31, 2010 to bring it to compliance – or they will bulldoze it). Cross your fingers folks, this is an Austin institution.
More information and ways to help are on the 'Save the Junk' website.