[Governor's Mansion]

Description

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.

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1 photograph : b&w

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1866.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs and was provided by Austin History Center, Austin Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 32 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Austin History Center

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Description

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.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w

Notes

Additional historical information: 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.

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Austin History Center General Collection Photographs

These materials depict the city of Austin from the 1830s to the 1970s. They include a wide range of subjects, from the Texas State Capitol and Barton Springs to aerial views, cityscapes, and more.

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  • 1866

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  • Oct. 27, 2010, 7:34 p.m.

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  • March 29, 2017, 5:15 p.m.

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  • 30.272753, -97.743087

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

[Governor's Mansion], photograph, 1866; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124244/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.