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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[Governor's Mansion view from the old Capitol building]

[Governor's Mansion view from the old Capitol building]

Date: 1874
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Texas State Capitol and Street Railroad]

[Texas State Capitol and Street Railroad]

Date: 1875~
Creator: Columbia Construction Co.
Description: Photograph of the Texas State Capitol with a view of the street railroad on Congress Avenue.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Train at platform]

[Train at platform]

Date: 1876?
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Pecan Street (6th Street) Before Driskill Hotel]

[Pecan Street (6th Street) Before Driskill Hotel]

Date: 1879~
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Governor's Mansion, Austin

Governor's Mansion, Austin

Date: 1880
Creator: Hill, S.B.
Description: 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.
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
[St. David's Episcopal Church]

[St. David's Episcopal Church]

Date: January 1, 1881
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Governor's Mansion

Governor's Mansion

Date: 1882
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion in 1882 when it was first occupied.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[View of Austin, TX]

[View of Austin, TX]

Date: 1882
Creator: A.M. Jackson
Description: Photograph of a view of Austin, TX taken from 1802 Colorado Street.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Construction of the Capitol Building]

[Construction of the Capitol Building]

Date: [1885..1888]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the construction of the State Capitol Building, looking at the east side of the building. The base of the building is largely complete and scaffolding is in place to build the dome.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library