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 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[Governor's Mansion Conservatory]

[Governor's Mansion Conservatory]

Date: 1937
Creator: Boone Photo Co.
Description: Photograph of the conservatory, also called the family dining room at the Texas Governor's Mansion. It had green walls with white woodwork, marquisette curtains with ball fringe, a rose colored carpet, and early 1900s furniture painted and antiqued in green’, (Blodgett info sheet, TSLA). The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant during this time in 1937 was Democratic Governor James V. Allred. 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 dining room]

[Governor's Mansion dining room]

Date: 1939
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of interior view of the Governor's Mansion showing state dining room, with fireplace, dining table with roses, crystalware cabinet, painted screen, high windows, and Zuber wallpaper. A doorway opens to a larger dining room. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant during this time in 1939 was Democratic Governor W. Lee O'Daniel. 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 fence]

[Governor's Mansion fence]

Date: 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion east elevation seen behind whitewashed brick and iron fence and gate naming the house as the "Governor's Mansion." Tree visible immediately behind the fence and the mansion is visible under a cloud-filled sky in the background. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1969 was Governor Preston Smith. 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 from grounds]

[Governor's Mansion from grounds]

Date: 1941
Creator: Austin Bureau of Identification Laboratory
Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front and north elevations showing the grounds and a partial walkway, obscured by grass, bushes, and a flagpole. The upper porch is screened. The carriage house is visible behind the house. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1941 was Governor Coke R. Stevenson. 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 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Governor's Mansion front entrance]

[Governor's Mansion front entrance]

Date: 1907
Creator: The Elliots
Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front elevation with cacti urns out front, shows iron fence with gate, very simple limestone steps up to the gate in a white wrought-iron fence. All windows are shuttered. The Carriage House is visible in the right background. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1907 was Governor S.W.T. Lanham. 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 interior hallway with staircase]

[Governor's Mansion interior hallway with staircase]

Date: 1937
Creator: Boone Photo Co.
Description: Photograph of Interior hallway of the Governor's Mansion with a staircase leading to the second floor. Side tables and seating, governor portraits, flowers, a large gilt mirror and light fixture are visible. Open doorways are visible to two rooms on the right and one room on the left. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant during this time in 1937 was Democratic Governor James V. Allred. 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 Library]

[Governor's Mansion Library]

Date: 1935
Creator: Boone Photo Co.
Description: Photograph of interior view of the Governor's Mansion showing the library, looking at fireplace with mirrored over mantel. Through the door on the right the wallpapered entry hall is visible. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant during this time in 1935 was Democratic Governor James V. Allred. 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 Sam Houston Room

Governor's Mansion Sam Houston Room

Date: 1958
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the interior of the Governor's Mansion showing the Sam Houston Room, with the fireplace, portrait of Houston, an armchair, and a war drum serving as a side table. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant during this time in 1958 was Democratic Governor Price Daniel. 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 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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