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Ace Theater
A movie theater built on Daigh Street. In the 1940s this was the site of a battle between The Gentleman and Professor Borzoi. During the fracas and thanks to a weapon called the Belief Ray, a celluloid cartoon character called Loony Leo came to life.


The most prominent landmark of the city's skyline, especially when the rocket beacon is flashing. Named after the AstroBank chain.


Astro City Aquarium
Active in 1959 at least. First mentioned Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.1 #2


Astro City Classic
A hotel near Dedication Park and City Center. First seen Astro City: Local Heroes #1.


Astro City Convention Center
Hosted the 2000 Astro City Comicon. First seen Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #21.


Astro City Experience Hall
Houses the 'Astro City Experience', located on Maneely Avenue. First mentioned Astro City: Local Heroes #1.


Astro City Museum of Modern Art
Close to or adjoined to the Museum of Modern History.


Astro City Museum of Modern History
First mentioned in Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.1 #5. Likely located near Museum Row in City Center. Hosted a Starwoman retrospective in December of 1995. The museum has also been designated the care-holders of the the Contract Matrix, a special device for communicating with Starwoman's people, theK'ntarians.


Astro City Public Library
First mentioned in Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #4.


Bailey Cemetery
A cemetery inside of Dedication Park. First seen in Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #9, but not named until Astro City: Dark Age Book 3 #1. Artist Ray Bailey?


Berrill Stadium
Likley home to the Astro City Heroes, Astro City's NFL team. Could also be the same as Fox-Broome University Stadium or was recently built in 2004. First mentioned Astro City: A Visitor's Guide. Jack Berrill creator of sports cartoon Gil Tharp.


Part of the "heart of the city." It features the Air Ace statue. Named after writer Otto Binder and artist C.C. Beck known for their work on the comic book characters Captain Marvel and the entire Marvel Family.


Caniff International Airport
Astro City's primary airport, located south of the city across the Wildenberg River. East of Fox-Broome University and west of Biro Island. Named after Milton Caniff, creator of comic strip pilot Steve Canyon.


Centennial Park
A park along the Wildenberg River near Bakerville and Old Town area. This is the park where The Confessor spoiled the Enelsians' ruse to take over the world. First Seen Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #8.


City Hall
Located in District Hill. First seen in Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #6.


Current Communications Building
Home to Current Magazine. First seen Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.1 #1, not named until Astro City: Local Heroes #1.


Dedication Park
The sprawling City Center park right in the downtown area. First seen Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #1, not named until #9.


Drake Towers
A high rise apartment complex that King Missile damaged in 2001. Possibly close to Fox-Broome University Stadium, implying being more located in near the river or the southwestern suburbs. Comics writer Arnold Drake.


Estrada Pavilion
Hosted an exotic auto show in early 1996. Ric Estrada known for his work on DC comics, especially war stories. In the 1970s, he also did the artwork for a DC comics series based on the Hot Wheels brand of toy cars.


Everett Pier
A pier in Chesler on the Gaines River. It's possibly the same thing as the Gaines RiverPort. First Seen Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.1 #3. The pier is named for Namor creator Bill Everett.


Fisher Garden
The arena where the Astro City Battle play hockey and possibly the Astro City Comets basketball team as well. It likely refers to Joe Palooka creator Ham Fisher. But could as well to Mutt and Jeff creator Bud Fisher who started out as a sports cartoonist.


Fort Kanigher
The military base with an Atomic Research Center located southeast of the city. Comic book writer and editor and Sgt. Rock creator Robert Kanigher].


Founder's Park
A park in the Old Town area. First mentioned Astro City: A Visitor's Guide.


Located southwest of the city proper and west of Caniff International Airport. Comic book writers Gardner Fox and John Broome.


Fox-Broome University Stadium
The likely home for Fox-Broome University football and possibly the Astro City Heroes as well. King Missile attacked the stadium during the playoffs in January 2001. Possiby the same thing as Berrill Stadium.


Gaines River
The larger river to the north of the city, which the Wildenberg flows into. Early Comics publisher Max Gaines, as well as his son Bill Gaines who took over after his death, renaming Educational Comics to Entertaining Comics, and shifted to publishing Horror Comics, War Comics and Mad Magazine.


Gaines RiverPort
Possibly the same thing as Everett Pier. First mentioned in newspaper article in Astro City: Local Heroes #2.


Gleason Hotel
A hotel likely in the Chesler area. First seen Astro City: Local Heroes #1 Crime Does Not Pay publisher Lev Gleason.


Grandenetti Cathedral
A sprawling cathedral and abbey, in the Old Town area, taking up over 14 city blocks, started upon by Cardinal Enzio Grandenetti in 1869 and still uncompleted upon his death in 1908. The Confessor later used a cordoned off area as his base of operations. The Spectre Artist Jerry Grandenetti


Guardineer Warehouse
A storage warehouse likely near Chesler. First seen Astro City: Local Heroes #4. Golden Age comic artist Fred Guardineer.


The Kotzky
A deluxe apartment building in City Center right near Dedication Park. First seen in Astro City: Local Heroes #4. Artist on the strip Apartment 3G Alex Kotzky.


Loony Leo's
A 1940's Hollywood themed nostalgia restaurant and nightclub, owned and hosted by Loony Leo himself. First Seen in Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #1 and also in #13.


McManus Towers
A deluxe set of apartments located in City Center on the edge of Dedication Park. First seen Astro City: Local Heroes #4. Cartoonist George McManus.


Memorial Park
A park located in the Derbyfield and Fass Gardens area, which is home to the famous Silver Agent memorial that was created in 1979. First seen Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #1.


Mount Kirby
The towering mountain to the northwest of the city. Jack "King" Kirby the King of American Comic Book Artists.


Mount Kirby Observatory
Still a working telescope, but the night lights of the city has restricted it uses. The planetarium is a major tourist attraction, as is it being adjacent to First Family Headquarters.


New Carthage Theater
A theater from the 1930s in Bakerville which was renovated in the early 2000s. First mentioned Astro City: A Visitor's Guide.


PanWest Building
First mentioned in news article in Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.1 #3


Patterson Mansion
A spectacular mansion that is a tourist attraction in Patterson Heights. First mentioned Astro City: A Visitor's Guide.


Patterson Museum of Art
A museum in the Patterson Heights area that features much of the city founder Romeyn's artwork. First mentioned Astro City: A Visitor's Guide.


Robinson Hotel
A hotel that Jack-in-the-Box rescued hostages from in late 1997. First mentioned Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #12. Batman writer and creator of much of the Batman mythos, Jerry Robinson.


Romeyn County Courthouse
Likely first seen in Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #10 and located in District Hill.


The falls from which the city got its name.


Romeyn Falls Historical Center
A historical center on the founding and early history of Romeyn Falls, in Gibson Hills. First mentioned Astro City: A Visitor's Guide.


Schwartz Field
The home to the Astro City Stars, Astro City's MLB team. DC editor Julius Schwartz


A museum full of giant props. First seen in Astro City: Local Heroes #1. Batman artist Dick Sprang, who was noted for having Batman use many giants props.


Sullivan Park
A park that gives the best view if the First Family takes off from their headquarters. Possibly located in Patterson Heightsarea due to the proximity to Mount Kirby. It could also be a section of Dedication Park as well. First mentioned Astro City: Local Heroes #1. National Comics editor Vin Sullivan?


Wildenberg Center
A dormant area of concrete foundation on the western shore of the Wildenberg River, that was supposed to an area of high rises, with luxury condominiums and television studios, that lost funding before anywhere near completion in 1983. Several super villains have used it as their lair. First seen Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #20.


Wildenberg River
The smaller river to the west of the city that feeds into the Gaines River. Harry Wildenberg who was Max Gaines' publishing partner in Famous Funnies.