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 Decade: 1880-1889
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
1887 Graduating class of Austin High School

1887 Graduating class of Austin High School

Date: 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the 1887 graduating class of Austin High School. Front row (left to right): Pearl Caswell, Nannie Kelley, Florence Collins, Lucille James. Middle row (left to right): Eliza Mitchell, J. H. Bryant (professor), Minnie Sykes. Back row standing (left to right): unidentified woman, Mila Morris, Janie Maxwell, unidentified woman, Eve Sadler, Gertrude Whitis, Helen Grant, and William Gorden.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Anderson High School students]

[Anderson High School students]

Date: [1889, 1920]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Anderson High School students lined up outside the schoolhouse which is either at Olive and Curve Streets or at Pennsylvania Street (currently Kealing Middle school). This class is composed of mostly female African American students.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Austin City Administration, 1881]

[Austin City Administration, 1881]

Date: 1881
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Austin city administration: Standing L to R: J.W. Howard, Treasurer; C.D. Johns, Attorney; Ben Thompson, City Marshall; E.B. Connell, City Clerk; - Sitting L to R: Fred A. Sterzing, City Assessor; Mayor L.M. Crooker; Dr. R.H.L. Bibb, Physician. The city was incorporated in 1836 when Republic of Texas Vice President Mirabeau B. Lamar proposed that the state capital, then located in Houston, be moved to the area that sat just north of the Colorado River in the township then called Waterloo. Shortly thereafter, the city was renamed in honor of Stephen F. Austin. 1881 was the year that Austin public schools first held classes, and the University of Texas opened its doors shortly afterwards in 1883. Austin continued to expand throughout the 1880s and late 19th century.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Birds Eye Map of Austin

Birds Eye Map of Austin

Date: 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Birds eye map of Austin showing downtown, the river, and the University of Texas main building.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Exterior of Driskill Hotel]

[Exterior of Driskill Hotel]

Date: 1888
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a northwest view of the exterior corner of the Driskill Hotel.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Exterior of Driskill Hotel]

[Exterior of Driskill Hotel]

Date: 1888
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a corner view of the Driskill Hotel taken from the southeast corner of 6th Sreet and Brazos.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion]

[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion]

Date: 1886
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of exterior front of Texas Governor's Mansion. The columns are dark, and the grounds are a bit unkempt and the windows shuttered. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1886 was Governor John Ireland. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion]

[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion]

Date: 1888
Creator: Hillyer, H. B.
Description: Photograph of exterior front of Texas Governor's Mansion. The columns are dark, and the grounds are a bit unkempt and the windows shuttered. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1886 was Governor Lawrence Sullivan Ross. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Governor's Mansion

Governor's Mansion

Date: 1882
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion in 1882 when it was first occupied.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[St. David's Episcopal Church]

[St. David's Episcopal Church]

Date: January 1, 1881
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of St. David's Episcopal Church taken from the front of the building looking northeast at the intersection of San Jacinto and East 7th.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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