[Governor's Mansion]

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Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion, east elevation. The building is two stories, with Ionic-style columns that run the length; there is a porch on each floor and the upper porch has intact framing, though the screens have been removed. A dark downspout is visible on the north elevation. Aluminum fencing is visible behind the mansion and several young trees are on the lawn.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1962.

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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. 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, east elevation. The building is two stories, with Ionic-style columns that run the length; there is a porch on each floor and the upper porch has intact framing, though the screens have been removed. A dark downspout is visible on the north elevation. Aluminum fencing is visible behind the mansion and several young trees are on the lawn.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

Notes

The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1962 was Governor Price Daniel. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.

Caption on physical print reads "The Governor's Mansion, built in 1876 [sic], hosues the present Governor and displays the historic furnishings of Texas' [sic] past governors."

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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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  • 1962

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 7:34 p.m.

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  • Aug. 25, 2014, 3:33 p.m.

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  • 30.272868, -97.742872

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[Governor's Mansion], photograph, 1962; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124433/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.