About Austin Branch

Neighborhoods Served

  • Austin
  • West Garfield Park
  • East Garfield Park
  • North Lawndale
  • Near West Side


  • Austin Branch, an impressive building featuring decorative columns and moldings, was renovated between 1979 and 1981.
  • It is named for developer Henry W. Austin, who in 1865 created a 280-acre subdivision of Cicero Township.
  • The branch, designed by architect Alfred S. Alschuler, was first opened and dedicated to Henry W. Austin in 1929.