The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)


 
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was released on October 1st, 1974.
Filming locations include Bastrop, Leander and Round Rock, TX.


The cemetery - N. Bagdad Rd. and Ranch Rd. 2243 Leander, Tx. 78641
(Bagdad Cemetery)




Gas station - 1073 Texas 304 Bastrop, Tx. 78602
 
 
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Family house - 1010 King Ct. Kingsland, Tx. 78639
(Grand Central Cafe)
 






Original house location - Hester's Crossing Rd. and County Rd. 172 Round Rock Tx. 78681
(Quick Hill)
 
 
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20 comments:

  1. Good pictures loved them

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  2. Was there today, didn't make it in...coyote roaming...def wont be there much longer, too much development :-/

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  3. I Wanna Go Explore Tha House. Otc Loved The Pictures Tho c:

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  4. Was there yesterday and took a couple pictures. Looks like it is about to be cleared. How can I send the pics to you if you are interested?

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    1. Tim, that's a shame. With all the development in that spot it was kind of inevitable though. If you'd like you can send pics to l1uck3y@yahoo.com

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    2. Will do. Yes it is a high rent area now. Sad to see them clearing the area. Enjoy your site - cool stuff.

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    3. Great post! I will be in the area this weekend and plan to visit these sites. If anyone knows if the gas station in Bastrop is even still standing and/or tips on how best to get to the Quick Hill site (assuming it hasn't been paved over yet) - I'd appreciate it! Thanks!

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    4. Thank you James. Last year huge TCM fan Roy Rose purchased the gas station & property and is currently restoring it to it's former glory as well as turning it into a tourist attraction from what I understand. Even though he's currently doing restoration work on it I'm sure he wouldn't mind if fellow TCM fans stop by to see it. As for the Quick Hill site, it's best accessed from the Hester's Crossing Rd. side.

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    5. Thanks, Paul! Great news about new ownership of the gas station - love to hear this. I will make the trip to Bastrop to check it out and see if Roy is around. The hotel I am staying in is just down the street from the Quick Hill site in the La Frontera area of Round Rock - so as long as it's not too fenced off or there aren't rattlesnakes and/or coyotes milling about, then I should no problem getting to it. And my niece lives in Leander - not TOO far from the cemetery. Will send any pics that turn out nicely. (I spend too much time on this site - fascinated by the 'then and now' comparisons). :-)

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    6. Good luck on your site visits and feel free to let me know how they went, James.

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    7. Dane from AustraliaJuly 30, 2015 at 3:57 AM

      I am also keen to see whatever you have too, guys. Email me - bilders26@gmail.com

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  6. Guys if there have been any further photos taken in 2015 please email me - bilders26@gmail.com

    It looks like I won't be getting there before it is built over so I would love to see whatever I can. Thanks a lot! From Australia.

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  7. I am back from my whirlwind visit. Here is an update of the following sites as of 08/01/2015:

    Gas station/BBQ stand: it is indeed being rehab'd. Everything is intact - but the exterior wall facings are removed for the job. It looks as if he added a new slab for a side patio. There is a fence around the building with No Trespassing signs, but you can still get pretty close to it (out of respect, I did not step pass the fence, although I really wanted to!). The best part - behind the fence in the back is a green Ford van...like the one from the movie!

    Quick Hill: it's still there - progress has not claimed it just yet. I parked at the rehab business across Hester's Crossing and darted across the street. No No Trespassing signs posted, so I climbed the padlocked gate and made the short trek through the overgrown location to where the old highway emerges from the grass. I walked up the hill to where the road ends at the top. It's a wild surreal setting to think of the history, now amongst all the new construction and major highways all around. Didn't see any scary critters - just a few really big rabbits! (as some people say - where there're rabbits, they're snakes - I didn't see any of the latter). I suggest wearing long pants/jeans and socks to avoid being attacked by chiggers. For the life of me, though, I could not place the location of where the house used to stand - any tips for my next visit are appreciated.

    Bagdad Cemetery: looks just like it did in the movie. Not a soul around - very desolate, except when you look off in the distance to see the strip shopping centers and the likes of CC's Pizza, etc.! My niece lives in Leander, just about 1.5 miles away from this location (I was there to visit her and turned her on to the TCM - she's now a new fan!).

    The Family House: Now the Grand Central Cafe in Kingsland, part of the Antler Inn. Looks just like it did in the film - maybe just a little cleaner inside! My niece and I had dinner there - the food was really good (and I don't think it was human). They encourage you to tour the place and take pics, but it can be awkward with all the other diners there. I managed to take several.

    I have a few pics to upload if anyone is interested.

    And Paul - your site was very helpful in tracking down these locations. Thank you!

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    1. Now that's what I call an update! Great stuff, James...thanks a lot for sharing. As for where the house used to stand on Quick Hill, the driveway was right about where the road ends now, at the top. So a little ways back through the brush is where the house used to be.

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    2. James, the house location appears to be partially developed over by the road that connects Sundance Parkway and W. Louis Henna Blvd about 200' in from the latter along the undeveloped side. The dirt road at the top of the hill leads you to it but I would suspect it's easier to get to it from this new road.

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  8. Me and the wife just went to all sites from the original and the remake this past weekend. Awesome!!! Walked quick hill, went in and around BBQ store in bastrop, ate at grand Central and cele store which BTW has the best BBQ ever!!! Walked in and around Crawford mill.FANTASTIC!!! Taylor meats and remake chainsaw house which is absolutely no trespassing!! Can't wait to do it again!!

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  9. Your. Website. Is. AWESOME!! I never knew I was this close to these filming site, only about 3 hours or so! I will have to make a trip soon to see them before new development takes over! Thank you so much for all this info!

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