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 Decade: 1920-1929
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[Old Red Campus building, John T. Allan Campus of Stephen F. Austin High School]

[Old Red Campus building, John T. Allan Campus of Stephen F. Austin High School]

Date: 1929/1930
Creator: Jordan-Ellison Photo Company
Description: Photograph of Old Red Campus building, at the John T. Allan Campus of Stephen F. Austin High School, showing an oblique view of the front and side of the classical four-story building. The exterior walls of the first floor are constructed of stone and the upper three floors are dark brick. The front is symetrically arranged in three parts, with the central part inset from the outer parts. Porches stretch across the central part of the first and second floors, and a gable is centered above on the roof. There are punched windows on the upper floors of the front facade, while windows are ganged on the side facade. A portion of the facade, near the back of the building, has a curved wall. There is a three-story brick addition to the side of the building, and there are chute style fire escapes on both the main building and the addition. A parking lot lies to the front of the building, with several circa 1920s cars. A boy wearing knickers stands in the parking lot. The building was completed in 1900 from the plans of Burt McDonald and James Reily, and featured a domed rotunda. It was used as Austin ...
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Governor's Mansion Under Snow

Governor's Mansion Under Snow

Date: February 1923
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion afer a recent snowfall in February, 1923.
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[Texas State Capitol]

[Texas State Capitol]

Date: 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Texas State Capitol taken from the southeast. The photograph was copied from the 1920 "Cactus".
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[Texas State Capitol]

[Texas State Capitol]

Date: 1926
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Texas State Capitol building taken from the south.
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[Seaholm Power Plant rear view]

[Seaholm Power Plant rear view]

Date: [1929,1951]
Creator: Boone Photo
Description: Photograph of the rear view of the Seaholm Power Plant. The river can be seen on the right with the capitol building in the background. The Seaholm Power Plant was constructed in the 1930s and was eventually demolished in the 1960s.
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[Seaholm Power Plant boiler room construction]

[Seaholm Power Plant boiler room construction]

Date: [1929,1951]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of ongoing construction of the Seaholm Power Plant boiler room building. Other established plant buildings and the water tower can be seen behind the boiler building on the right. Various debris including wood, metal pipes, and a work shed surround the new building. The Seaholm Power Plant, located at 800 West 1st Street (later renamed Cesar Chavez Street), began construction in the 1930s and was eventually demolished in the 1960s.
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[Governor's Mansion from the grounds]

[Governor's Mansion from the grounds]

Date: 1929
Creator: Boone Photo
Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion looking southeast from northwest side of the mansion on the grounds. Trees and a stone birdbath are visible in front of and partially obscure the mansion from view. A sprinkler is on and watering the lawn on the right side of the mansion. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1929 was Governor Dan Moody. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
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Train bearing Emilio Carranza's body in Austin July 21, 1928

Train bearing Emilio Carranza's body in Austin July 21, 1928

Date: July 21, 1928
Creator: Boone's Photo Company
Description: Photograph of a train bearing Emilio Carranza's body as it stops in Austin on its way back to Mexico. From verso: "Emilio Carranza was a famous Mexican 'Ace' who was killed in an accident in New Jersey just after he had taken off for Mexico City where his bride of four months awaited him. His father Sebastian Carranza accompanied the body. At various stops along the way from New York to Mexico, recognition was given the flying ace. In Austin members of state and city governments met the train as well as members of the Chamber of Commerce: Max Bickler, J.A. Nichols, A.D. Bolm, Sam Sparks, Horace Barnhart, John D. Miller, James W. Bass, Lynn Hunter, A.D. Boone, Walter Murray, Martin Andersen, Walter Seaholm, R. Niles Graham, H.H. Luedecke, J. W. Ezelle, and Walter E. Long."
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[May Day play at Treaty Oak]

[May Day play at Treaty Oak]

Date: 1925~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of children playing on and around the Treaty Oak branches on May Day ca. 1925. Three girls sit and stand on the oak's low branches. A fourth girl looks on with a young boy and their caretaker. Everyone is dressed in white. The lawn is littered with children's chairs and various outdoor equipment.
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Governor's Mansion [under snow]

Governor's Mansion [under snow]

Date: 1925
Creator: Ellison Photo Co.
Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front and north elevations. It has a screen porch with steps. The front lawn is covered in snow. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and continuously occupied since 1856. The mansion here was occupied by first female Texas governor Miriam A. Ferguson in 1925. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a National historic landmark in 1970.
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