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[Temporary Capitol Building]

Description: Photograph of the building that served as the temporary state capitol while the current capitol building was under construction. Some horse-drawn carriages are parked in front of the building.
Date: [1881,1888]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Governor's Mansion

Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion in 1882 when it was first occupied.
Date: 1882
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[View of Austin, TX]

Description: Photograph of a view of Austin, TX taken from 1802 Colorado Street.
Date: 1882
Creator: A.M. Jackson
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Construction of the Capitol Building]

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.
Date: [1885..1888]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Convict Laborers Shaping Columns

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.
Date: 1885~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

D.E. Hall School of Domestic Economy

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.
Date: [1885, 1920]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Scene at Granite Mountain

Description: Photograph of a scene at Granite Mountain where stone was cut for the Texas State Capitol building.
Date: 1885~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[St. David's Episcopal Church exterior]

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.
Date: 1885/1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Capitol Construction]

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.
Date: 1886~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Cutstone yard, Burnet, Texas

Description: View of the cut stone yard in Burnet, Texas. The stones were used to construct the Texas state Capitol building.
Date: 1886
Creator: Cooper, S.H.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion]

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.
Date: 1886
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

1887 Graduating class of Austin High School

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.
Date: 1887
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Birds Eye Map of Austin

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

[Capitol Construction]

Description: Photograph of construction of the state capitol building. The main building is mostly complete while construction of the dome is just beginning.
Date: 1887~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Austin Baseball Club

Description: Photograph of members of the Austin Baseball Club. There are eleven men arranged in a diamond formation with there names and position listed.
Date: 1888
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Construction of Capitol Dome]

Description: Photograph of the unfinished Capitol dome. Scaffolding is in place and the stonework for the base of the dome is complete.
Date: 1888
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Exterior of Driskill Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a corner view of the Driskill Hotel taken from the southeast corner of 6th Sreet and Brazos.
Date: 1888
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion]

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 Lawrence Sullivan Ross. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Date: 1888
Creator: Hillyer, H. B.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Texas Comptroller's Office]

Description: Photograph of the state of Texas' Comptroller's office when it was still inside of the state capitol building. Seven of the office's employees are in the photograph.
Date: [1888,1900]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Cavalry Troops Marching in Texas Capitol Building Dedication Parade]

Description: Photograph of the parade for the dedication of the Texas State Capitol building. This particular photograph features cavalry troops (Interstate drill) marching down Congress Avenue. Crowds of spectators are standing watching on either side of the street. Many flags are on display.
Date: April 28, 1888
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Texas State Capitol]

Description: Photograph of the Texas State Capitol building taken from the south. The words "Souvenir May 1888" appear in the bottom center of the photograph.
Date: May 1888
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Anderson High School students]

Description: Photograph of Anderson High School students lined up outside the schoolhouse which is either at Olive and Curve Streets or at Pennsylvania Street (currently Kealing Middle school). This class is composed of mostly female African American students.
Date: [1889, 1920]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library