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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[Governor's Mansion]

[Governor's Mansion]

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's mansion. "Completed in 1856" is typed on front of photograph.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Opening of Pan American Recreation Center

Opening of Pan American Recreation Center

Date: September 1956
Creator: Recreation Dept., City of Austin
Description: Photograph of the side of the newly built Pan American Recreation Center at 2100 East 3rd Street. Swing sets are behind the building. The previous Pan Am Rec Center existed at 3rd and Comal Streets. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan American Recreation Center was formally dedicated at 2100 East 3rd Street, just west of the old location and where it currently exists today. The building adjoins Zavala School and was built at a cost of $155,261. The Hillside Theater was later built and completed in June 1958.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Pan American Recreation Center Boxing Room

Pan American Recreation Center Boxing Room

Date: January 28, 1959
Creator: Recreation Dept., City of Austin
Description: Photograph of one side of the Pan-Am Rec Center Boxing Room. Boxers and trainers exercise by stretching, shadowboxing, and beating punching bags. The sparring ring is visible in the foregrond. Jackets hang on hooks on the left. Clock on the back wall reads about 6:50. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan American Recreation Center was formally dedicated at 2100 East 3rd Street, just west of the old location and where it currently exists today. The building adjoins Zavala School and was built at a cost of $155,261. The Hillside Theater was later built and completed in June 1958.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Pan American Recreation Center Wood Shop

Pan American Recreation Center Wood Shop

Date: March 30, 1959
Creator: Recreation Dept., City of Austin
Description: Photograph of an instructor showing a boy how to use a saw on a piece of wood at the Pan Am wood shop. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan American Recreation Center was formally dedicated at 2100 East 3rd Street, just west of the old location and where it currently exists today. The building adjoins Zavala School and was built at a cost of $155,261. The Hillside Theater was later built and completed in June 1958.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Lester Palmer Auditorium exterior during construction]

[Lester Palmer Auditorium exterior during construction]

Date: November 20, 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the exterior of the Lester E. Palmer Municipal Auditorium under construction. One curved beam is attached to the interior center scaffold.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Governor's Mansion]

[Governor's Mansion]

Date: April 1959
Creator: Studers of Texas
Description: Photograph of cars parked on 11th Street just outside of the Texas Governor's mansion.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion with trees]

[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion with trees]

Date: 1955
Creator: Boone Photo
Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front elevation and south elevation showing the grounds and walkway, the stairs of which are bisected by a sidewalk. The upper porch is screened and partially obscured by a tree on the front lawn. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1955 was Governor Alan Shivers. 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
[Locomotive leaving International and Great Northern station]

[Locomotive leaving International and Great Northern station]

Date: [..1950]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of locomotive leaving International and Great Northern railroad station heading west towards the camera. From verso: "W. 3rd and approximately Guadalupe looking east. Building with tower is old. International & Great Northern station at 3rd & Congress recently (1950) demolished."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Storytime at the Pan American Recreation Center library]

[Storytime at the Pan American Recreation Center library]

Date: [1959..1969]
Creator: Recreation Dept., City of Austin
Description: Photograph of a young woman reading a story to five children at the Pan American Recreation Center library. The woman and five children sit at a circular table with full stacks in the background. A second book lies unopened on the tabletop. An illustration of an elephant reading a book decorates the library wall. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan American Recreation Center was formally dedicated at 2100 East 3rd Street, just west of the old location and where it currently exists today. The building adjoins Zavala School and was built at a cost of $155,261. The Hillside Theater was later built and completed in June 1958.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Aerial view of courts and seats at Caswell Tennis Center]

[Aerial view of courts and seats at Caswell Tennis Center]

Date: June 20, 1950
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of all six tennis courts, spectator stands, and parking at the Caswell Tennis Center on Shoal Creek at 24th and N. Lamar. Two men's doubles matches are visible in the back two courts. Spectators crowd in the shade under the awning. Residential neighborhoods are visible behind the tennis courts in the background.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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