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 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
Austin About 1839 or 1841.

Austin About 1839 or 1841.

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a print in the book "Austin Yesterday and Today". The Daughters of the Republic of Texas own the original artwork.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Austin Athletic Club at Shoal Creek by House Park

Austin Athletic Club at Shoal Creek by House Park

Date: October 30, 1942
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Description: Photograph of rear exterior of the Austin Athletic Club at Shoal Creek by House Park. Visible are: a tennis court; benches for watching matches; two workers changing out screens on the second floor windows. The first organized recreation center in Austin was the privately owned Austin Athletic Club, built in 1923, by William T. Caswell. In 1931. Mr. Caswell sold the club to the City of Austin for "a small remuneration". The name of the center was officially changed to the Austin Recreation Center in 1970. After substantial damage, due to the Memorial Day flood of 1981 that center was closed after the existing center was built and opened in 1986.
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
[Austin City Plan, 1840]

[Austin City Plan, 1840]

Date: unknown
Creator: Bill Malone Photography
Description: Photograph of an illustration by Edward Hall of a city plan for the Texas Government buildings in Austin. Architectural renderings of buildings can be found on the top half of the illustration. Handwritten on the photograph is a list of buildings that are seen in the plan including: the President's House, Capitol Hill and Bullock's Tavern.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Austin Community Garden near airport]

[Austin Community Garden near airport]

Date: September 1975
Creator: Fluitt, Mike
Description: Photograph of Austin Community Garden looking towards the airport. Rows of plants and a string fence separating rows are visible in the foreground. The airport control tower, airplanes and gates are visible behind the chain-link fence in the background.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Austin Dam Broken after Flood]

[Austin Dam Broken after Flood]

Date: 190u
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a view southwest at the Austin Dam on the Colorado River after breaking during a flood.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Austin Dam Broken after Flood]

[Austin Dam Broken after Flood]

Date: January 1, 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a view southeast at the Austin Dam on the Colorado River after breaking during a flood.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Austin High School 9A class of 1920

Austin High School 9A class of 1920

Date: 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Austin High School 9A class of 1920 seated outside one of the campus buildings.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Austin High School 9B Class of 1920

Austin High School 9B Class of 1920

Date: 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Austin High School 9B class of 1920. The group is posed outdoors with trees visible behind them. There are approximately 90 students.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Austin High School class of 1907

Austin High School class of 1907

Date: 1907
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the twenty-four students in the Austin High School class of 1907. Bottom row (left to right): Ernest von Rosenberg, Tom Byrne, Harwood Stacey, Eugene Hill, Offie Leonard. Middle row (left to right): Arthur Crawford, Irene Maddox, Lillian Krohn, Eva von Homeyer, Louise Smith, Elva Powell, Amelia Nelson, Mabel Harrison, William Ruggles. Back row standing (left to right): Harris Brush, Mary Thaxton, Juanita Yarbrough, Leona Dean, Esther Bishop, Anna Maxwell, Josephine McGuire, P.J. Anthony, and William Jackson. Not present: Johanna Runge and Windom Burke.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library