Austin’s Pink Palace

Published Date Author: , April 8th, 2012

Austin, Texas's Pink PalaceAMONG the current and former residents of the Pink Palace, there is a consensus that the house attained legendary status 10 years ago, after the Lesbian Vampire Wine and Cheese Formal. Up until then, the funky old Victorian on a quiet street in the West Campus neighborhood here was a typical co-op, home to a revolving cast of roommates who shared food, rent, bills and a liberal attitude toward things like noise and houseguests.

True, there are stories that Janis Joplin lived there during her brief time in Austin in the early 1960s, and had sex there. But as Anderson Mills, a former resident, pointed out, “That doesn’t necessarily make this house unique.”

What inspired The Austin Chronicle to include the Pink Palace on its “Best of Austin” list several years ago were the “nutty” architectural details, like the secret passageways and the second-floor door-to-nowhere, and the friendly, spirited reputation of the Palacians, as the residents call themselves. Their local renown is largely due to the Palace’s over-the-top theme parties.

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