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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[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
Convict Laborers Shaping Columns

Convict Laborers Shaping Columns

Date: 1885~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of "Convict laborers shaping columns and loading flat cars near a Marble Falls,Texas quarry." The stones were used for construction of the Texas state Capitol building.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
D.E. Hall School of Domestic Economy

D.E. Hall School of Domestic Economy

Date: [1885, 1920]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of women sitting out front of the D.E. Hall of Domestic Economy. These women were associated with the Young Women's Christian Association as indicated by notes on the back of the photograph. Stamped on one of the boards of the school is [CALC]ASIEU LUMBER referring to Calcasieu Lumber Company which was established in Austin,Texas in the early 1880s.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Scene at Granite Mountain

Scene at Granite Mountain

Date: 1885~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a scene at Granite Mountain where stone was cut for the Texas State Capitol building.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[St. David's Episcopal Church exterior]

[St. David's Episcopal Church exterior]

Date: 1885/1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an oblique view of the south front and west side of Saint David's Episcopal Church located at 301 East 8th Street. The gothic revival stone building has punched gothic windows, edged with stone quoins on the south facade, engaged pilasters and dormer vents. The symetrical south front has a central tower and castleated parapets. Two entrances are visible, both on the west facade: one on the south end and one on the north. There are four children standing in front of the west facade facing the camera, and what appears to be gas lamp standard at the southwest corner. The building was originally constructed in 1854. In 1870 the south addition was constructed, and the south tower was completed in 1885.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Capitol Construction]

[Capitol Construction]

Date: 1886~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a close up view of the construction of the Capitol building. A man stands on top of a high wall while a few other men on scaffolding guide a pillar, attached to a crane, into place.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Cutstone yard, Burnet, Texas

Cutstone yard, Burnet, Texas

Date: 1886
Creator: Cooper, S.H.
Description: View of the cut stone yard in Burnet, Texas. The stones were used to construct the Texas state Capitol building.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion]

[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion]

Date: 1886
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of exterior front of Texas Governor's Mansion. The columns are dark, and the grounds are a bit unkempt and the windows shuttered. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1886 was Governor John Ireland. 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
1887 Graduating class of Austin High School

1887 Graduating class of Austin High School

Date: 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the 1887 graduating class of Austin High School. Front row (left to right): Pearl Caswell, Nannie Kelley, Florence Collins, Lucille James. Middle row (left to right): Eliza Mitchell, J. H. Bryant (professor), Minnie Sykes. Back row standing (left to right): unidentified woman, Mila Morris, Janie Maxwell, unidentified woman, Eve Sadler, Gertrude Whitis, Helen Grant, and William Gorden.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Birds Eye Map of Austin

Birds Eye Map of Austin

Date: 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Birds eye map of Austin showing downtown, the river, and the University of Texas main building.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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