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City of Austin and Vicinity
Photograph of a map of Austin and surrounding area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125109/
Plan of the City of Austin
Photograph of the survey map of the City of Austin 1839. Surveyed by L. J. Pilie and Charles Schoolfield, drawn by L. J. Pilie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123851/
Plan of the City of Austin
Photograph of a map of the City of Austin. Original map drawn by L. J. Pilie in 1839. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123850/
Almanac, 1856.
The almanac includes general information about medicine, statistics, recipes, folk remedies, and meteorology for 1856. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth38128/
[Drawing of the Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of an illustration of the Governor's Mansion in 1856. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124114/
[Baptist Church and Capitol Building]
Photograph of the first church building used by the Baptist Church (left) and the 1853 Capitol building (right). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123983/
Looking southwest from Governor's Mansion
Looking northwest toward the Quality Shoppe at 1104 Colorado. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125156/
The Scouting Expeditions of McCulloch's Texas Rangers; or, the Summer and Fall Campaign of the Army of the United States in Mexico--1846; including Skirmishes with the Mexicans, and an accurate detail of the Storming of Monterey; also the Daring Scouts at Buena Vista together with anecdotes, incidents, descriptions of country, and sketches of the lives of the celebrated partisan chiefs, Hays, McCulloch, and Walker.
A narrative recounting the experiences of Texas Rangers in Texas and the actions they were involved in. Includes lists of soldiers killed and wounded. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth38096/
[African-American families]
Photograph of a family of African-Americans standing in front of a log cabin. A young girl stands in the open doorway of the cabin and looks on at the family portrait. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124334/
Barton Creek Bridge
Photograph of three women and a baby in front of the bridge. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125118/
[Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion. "The Governor's Mansion after Texas became a state in 1846, and stands today, although much altered and improved. It is still the Governor's Mansion. It was and is located one black SW of the Capitol." is written on back of photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124452/
[Governor's Mansion & Baptist Church]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion and Baptist Church. "Pease Stero Picture 5" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124451/
Grist Mill on Barton Springs
Photograph of men on the banks of the springs. Horse-drawn carriage up on hill next to the mill. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125116/
[Group of Young African Americans]
Photograph of a group of young African-Americans in front of a brick building. The men have removed their hats for the photo, and several men and women carry books in their hands or laps. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124674/
Negroes at McFadden Place near Circleville, Texas
Photograph of a family of women and children doing laundry under a tree by the banks of a river at McFadden [sic] Place near Circleville, Texas in Williamson County. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124055/
Pontoon bridge across the Colorado
Men on horses crossing the Colorado River on a pontoon bridge. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125197/
Primary charge to the Clergy of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Texas : delivered in Christ Church, Houston, on Saturday, May 9th, 1863
Primary charge to the Clergy of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Texas : delivered in Christ Church, Houston, on Saturday, May 9th, 1863 by Bishop of the Diocese, Alexander Gregg. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39138/
[Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's mansion view from across Colorado Street to the northwest, looking at the front (east) and south elevations, showing unpainted brick, people sitting on the front porch, the original staircase, and the original cantilevered balcony. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1866 was Governor James W. Throckmorton. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124244/
[Man on Horse on East Sixth Street]
Photograph of 200 East Sixth Street circa 1866. The man on horse is William Oliphant who owned a jewelry store on Pecan Street in 1852. The child with him is Will Carter. The Missouri House, Michael Ziller residence, is in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123938/
[Tightrope walker John Devier on Congress Avenue]
Photograph of a crowd gathered to watch a tight rope walker. Caption reads, "Scene on Congress Avenue in 1867, showing exhibition by a tight-rope walker (Devier) across the Avenue from the historic old Avenue Hotel at Eighth and Congress, on East side. The carriage at the left, entering the Avenue, is that of Gov. E. M. Pease (Gov. from 1853-57 and 1867-69)." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125123/
[St. David's Episcopal Church]
Photograph of the exterior of St. David's Episcopal church. There are many people standing outside of the church. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123986/
[Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's mansion from around 1869. Taken from a stereoscope view. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124453/
[View of Austin, TX]
Photograph of a view of Austin, TX taken from the top of a government building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124900/
Barton Creek Bridge
Photograph of Barton Creek Bridge looking east. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125115/
[Carriages at Barton Creek]
Photograph of two horse drawn carriages with several men and women. Barton Creek Bridge is in background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125114/
[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of Texas Governor's Mansion front and south elevation, unpainted brick, with fence and grounds. The upper balcony is not connected to the columns. Built by Abner Cook in 1855 and continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1870 is Governor Edmund J. Davis. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a National historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124116/
[Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's mansion from around 1870. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125101/
Journal of the Reconstruction Convention, Which Met at Austin, Texas, Dec. 7, A. D. 1868, Vol. 2
Minutes of the Reconstruction Convention including text of Resolutions and Declarations made during the session. Index begins on page 539. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39142/
Journal of the Reconstruction Convention, Which Met at Austin, Texas, June 1, A. D. 1868.
Minutes of the Reconstruction Convention including text of Resolutions and Declarations made during the session. The Reoport of the Attorney-General of Texas and other documents are included in the Appendix, starting on page 947. Index begins on page 995. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth38132/
[View of Austin, 1871]
Photograph of Austin in 1871. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123884/
Mercantile and General City Directory of Austin, Texas---1872-1873.
The 1872-1873 Austin city directory, "Containing an Interesting History of Austin, the Name and Residence of its Citizens, and Local Information of General Interest." (From the title page.) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth38126/
A Topographical Map of the City of Austin
Photograph of a topographical map of the City of Austin published by P. De Cordova, Texas Land Agency. Original map drawn in May of 1872. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123849/
Charter, by-laws and prospectus of the Austin Trust Co. ... : chartered May 3, 1873
The charter and bylaws of the Austin Trust Company. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34966/
[Governor's Mansion view from the old Capitol building]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion from the site of the old Capitol building looking at the West and north elevations of the Governor's Manstion, grounds, street, barn and picket fence. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1874 was Governor Richard Coke. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124119/
July 4th parade
The Hibernian Association made up of male musicians and a group of women in the same white dress parade up Congress Avenue towards the ice cream garden of Messrs. Rosenfield and Co. Other citizens watch from the sides while traffic of horses and buggies wait in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125199/
A Texas scrap-book: made up of the history, biography, and miscellany of Texas and its people
A book about Texas history, biography, and miscellany. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39132/
[Texas State Capitol and Street Railroad]
Photograph of the Texas State Capitol with a view of the street railroad on Congress Avenue. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125066/
Alexander Jackson Hamilton Funeral
View of Capitol looking north. People crowded on the steps and to the east of the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125141/
Congress Avenue
Photograph of Congress Avenue, looking north from between 5th and 6th streets. 1853 Capitol building in view. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125108/
[Train at platform]
Photograph of a train at a platform. A man stands near it. Smoke billows from the smokestack. No other passengers are visible. Houses are visible on the left parallel to the rail line. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124059/
[Congress Avenue at 7th Street]
Looking south down the east side of Congress Avenue and 7th Street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125267/
Mooney & Morrison's General Directory Of The City Of Austin, Texas, For 1877-78.
General directory for Austin, Texas includes address listings for businesses and individuals as well as advertisements from local businesses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46838/
[Pecan Street (6th Street) Before Driskill Hotel]
Photograph of Pecan Street (6th Street) looking east from Colorado circa 1879, taken before the Driskill Hotel was built. Hamilton Biscoe Hillyer's gallery is in the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123939/
Governor's Mansion, Austin
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion from the southeast showing dark columns, white picket fence out front, and wild grounds. Windows on the south side and front upper porch of the mansion are shuttered. Photographed from behind the white picket fence, which is visible in the immediate right foreground. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1880 was Governor Oran M. Roberts. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124469/
[Austin City Administration, 1881]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123860/
Capitol under construction
Photograph of the construction site for the current Capitol building, constructed 1881-1888. View is from the Travis County Courthouse located on 11th Street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125106/
Morrison & Fourmy's General Directory of the City of Austin for 1881-1882
"Containing the present state, county and city governments, and a complete list of all county officials, post offices and money order offices in Texas; also, an index of societies, associations, churches, corporations, educational institutes, the full name and address of all residents, their occupations or pursuits and a complete classified business directory." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39151/
Scottish Granite Cutters
Group photo of men. Back of photograph reads, "Scottish granite cutters imported to cut granite at Granite Mountain." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125132/
[St. David's Episcopal Church]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123988/
The Burning Capitol
View of the Capitol as it burns looking north from the corner of 11th and Congress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125136/
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