The Industrial Advantages of Austin, Texas, or Austin Up To Date

The Industrial Advantages of Austin, Texas, or Austin Up To Date

Date: 1894
Creator: Austin Board of Trade
Description: This book gives a brief historical overview of Austin, Texas and discusses the impact of the industries on the city, noting the major business enterprises of the time period. Index follows page 91.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
The Texas Historian, Volume 65, 2004-2005

The Texas Historian, Volume 65, 2004-2005

Date: 2004
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Description: Journal published by the Texas State Historical Association containing articles written by members of the Junior Historians about various aspects of Texas history.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Historical Association
[The Second Post Office]

[The Second Post Office]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This picture illustrates the building that housed the second Post Office in Mineral Wells. It was located at 2310 SE 1st Avenue. Note the men: Four of them are in shirt-sleeves, and two are properly dressed (for the era) in jackets. None exhibit the "Cowboy" image of the nineteenth century, so popular in the late twentieth century. Note also the complete lack of automobiles. The picture appears to have been taken possibly in the 1890's (?) It is featured in "Time was in Mineral Wells" on p. 149.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Paddock Viaduct

Paddock Viaduct

Date: unknown
Creator: Fairchild Aerial Camera Corporation
Description: Padduct Viaduct seen over the Trinity River. Aerial view of western end of downtown Fort Worth, showing the Texas Electric Power Plant, which was razed for construction for Tarrant County College's downtown campus.
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Danevang Central School by Air

Danevang Central School by Air

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of the Danevang School from an aerial point of view. The school is a square building surrounded by farmland, houses, and other buildings. A fence circles the school building, which is also surrounded by automobiles.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Danevang Community Photo

Danevang Community Photo

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of a large group of Danevang citizens arranged in several rows for a portrait in front of the Danevang Community Hall. The hall has several windows on its exterior facade; two are closed and three others are open. A few individuals are sitting within the open window frames or are directly in front of them.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Street Scene

Street Scene

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of Pine Street in Abilene, Texas. There are buildings, an unpaved road, people walking, and horse carriages. The text surrounding the image reads in part "Fraternal Organizations. Abilene is very noticeably a fraternal town, having its full complement of fraternal organizations, including the Masons, Odd Fellows, Modern Woodmen of America, Woodmen of the World..." and "...each month at Carnegie Library Hall, where not only 'the boys who wore the gray' in the war between the States, but also those 'who wore the blue'... there being no longer anything but the friendliest feeling between the old soldiers."
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Sewer Line Construction

Sewer Line Construction

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of the construction of a sewer line on Fairway Oaks Blvd. in Abilene. There are people working at the site, and one using a bulldozer is burying the line. There is a truck on the left.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Building Under Construction

Building Under Construction

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a building construction site. Tools, materials and workers can be seen in the picture.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Building Exterior

Building Exterior

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of the new T. & P. R. R. Station. The train station is brick. There are several people visible along with a few wagons and an electric pole as well as railroad tracks. Text surrounding the photograph reads "The Abilene Independent Telephone and Telegraph Company of which Gus H. Klotz of Abilene is Local Manager, in addition to its central district office in Abilene now has several private exchanges in and near the County each one with a large list of patrons; as for instance at Buffalo Gap, Hamby, Tuscola, Patosi, Nugent, Iberis, Dudley, Sambo, Delk, Clyde and Elmdale through which prompt service is had between the people in all sections of the county, as well as with those near the County line both south and east." Another section of text reads "...buildings with a united seating capacity of about 5,500 persons, have recently been erected at a cost of about $140,000, one by the St. Paul Methodist, one by the First Baptist and one by the Central Presbyterian church of the United States of America. Abilene is essentially a church loving city, and its people... Practically all the denominations represented in the state are represented in Abilene, ...
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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