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Pan American Recreation Center Library

Description: Photograph of children reading at the Pan Am Rec Center library. Three children sit at a child's table with books covering the tabletop in front of them. Older children browse books from a shelf in the back. An adult looks on. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan American Recreation Center was formally dedicated at 2100 East 3rd Street, just west of the old location and where it currently exists today. The building adjoins Zavala School and was built at a cost of $155,261. The Hillside Theater was later built and completed in June 1958.
Date: November 1966
Creator: Recreation Dept., City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Pan American Recreation Center] Tiny Tot trip to Hillcrest Farms

Description: Photograph of children petting a calf at Hillcrest Farms on a Tiny Tot field trip hosted by Pan American Recreation Center. A boy pets the calf while a young girl feeds the calf a treat. Another boy and girl look on. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan American Recreation Center was formally dedicated at 2100 East 3rd Street, just west of the old location and where it currently exists today. The building adjoins Zavala School and was built at a cost of $155,261. The Hillside Theater was later built and completed in June 1958.
Date: April 15, 1968
Creator: Recreation Dept., City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Pan American Recreation Center Wood Shop

Description: Photograph of an instructor showing a boy how to use a saw on a piece of wood at the Pan Am wood shop. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan American Recreation Center was formally dedicated at 2100 East 3rd Street, just west of the old location and where it currently exists today. The building adjoins Zavala School and was built at a cost of $155,261. The Hillside Theater was later built and completed in June 1958.
Date: March 30, 1959
Creator: Recreation Dept., City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Pan American Recreation Center's Skating Class

Description: Photograph of the Pan American Recreation Center's skating class in the Zavala Gym. A line of seven boys, aged 9 through 12 hold on to each other's shirts while skating in a line through the gym. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan American Recreation Center was formally dedicated at 2100 East 3rd Street, just west of the old location and where it currently exists today. The building adjoins Zavala School and was built at a cost of $155,261. The Hillside Theater was later built and completed in June 1958.
Date: March 30, 1959
Creator: Recreation Dept., City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Pan American Tiny Tot Christmas party]

Description: Photograph of Santa Claus visiting the children at the Pan American Recreation Center Tiny Tot Christmas party. A girl sits on Santa's lap while the rest of the children wait and watch from tables around the room. They wear paper reindeer hats and have candy canes. Christmas decorations include Santa's sleigh with three reindeer on the far wall.
Date: December 1966
Creator: Recreation Dept., City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[A Parade on Congress Avenue]

Description: Photograph of a bustling Congress Avenue. There is a parade marching on the avenue. People are lining the avenue; men are in hats and ladies are holing umbrellas. Bosche's Troy Laundry building is in he center of the photograph.
Date: 189?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Parade on Congress Avenue]

Description: Photograph of a parade on Congress Avenue taken from the southwest. There is a crowd of parade watchers on the street and people watching from the windows of the buildings on Congress Avenue. The Capitol building can be seen in the upper left corner of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Parents and children visit turkeys at Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms]

Description: Photograph of a group of parents and small children visiting the turkey coop at Pioneer Farms. Two children and parent look into the turkey coop. A white turkey is walking toward the coop. Feed covers the ground. In 1852, Frederick and Harriet B. Jourdan settled on the site near Walnut Creek with their children. In 1956, grandchildren Laura and Eugene Giles, donated the core of their grandparents' property to the Heritage Society of Austin, in order to preserve the pioneer experience. The site and its museum operated under the auspices of the Austin Natural Science Association and later by the Parks and Recreation Department of the city of Austin until it was transferred back to the Heritage Society of Austin in 2003. Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms operates multiple sites today. Pioneer Farms is a member of the American Association of Museums, the Association of Living History Farms and Museums, the American Association for State and Local History, the Texas Association of Museums and the Austin Museum Partnership.Pioneer Farms is a registered Austin Historic Landmark and a designated Heritage Tourism Destination Site. Our Pioneer School is community-education partner with the Austin Community College.
Date: [1980..]
Creator: John Bone Photographic Services
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Paulissen Bakery and Bybee's Drug

Description: Photograph of Paulissen Bakery & Bybee's Drug located in Austin at 15th & Lavaca streets. Seven delivery trucks are lined up on the curb in front of the warehouse. Truck drivers standing in front of passenger side doors are: (first from left) Felix Danz; (fifth from left) Joe Carriage.
Date: 1935
Creator: Boone Photo Company, Austin, Tex.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Paving on 38th Street]

Description: Photograph of a worker raking out hot asphaltic concrete just laid by the machine visible on the right on 38th Street.
Date: 1975
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Pecan Street (6th Street) Before Driskill Hotel]

Description: Photograph of Pecan Street (6th Street) looking east from Colorado circa 1879, taken before the Driskill Hotel was built. Hamilton Biscoe Hillyer's gallery is in the photograph.
Date: 1879~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[People boarding a passenger train]

Description: Photograph of two women wearing long dresses and large hats, two men in suits and hats, a black porter and two conductors (one black and one white) stand near a stationary train. One of the women is standing on the boarding stool at the train door and bending over; she appears to be looking for something. Above her, part of a third woman's body is visible in the door opening. There is a number written in pencil on the lower left corner of the photograph that reads "6009".
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[People in Boat on Colorado River]

Description: Photograph of three women and two nicely dressed men in a boat at Mormon Falls on the Colorado River with Mt. Bonnell in the background.
Date: May 18, 1890
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Performance at the Zilker Hillside Theater]

Description: Photograph of two actors perform on stage at the Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin. They wear rumpled suits and a bridge set piece is visible behind the actors.
Date: 1963
Creator: Barnes, Walter
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Performance at the Zilker Hillside Theater]

Description: Photograph of actors performing a song while extras look on in the background at Zilker Hillside Theater in Zilker Park in Austin.
Date: 1963
Creator: Barnes, Walter
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Performance at Zilker Hillside Theater]

Description: Photograph of a cast of actors performing on stage at the Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin. The actors are positioned around the stage and on the bridge set piece.
Date: 1963
Creator: Walter Barnes Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Photograph of Austin High School Student Council]

Description: Photograph of Austin High School 1971 student council members standing L to R: Katie Miller, Vice President; Anna Reyes, Secretary; Charles Riptoe, Treasurer; Seated: Carlton Lowe, President. Stephen F. Austin High School was founded in 1881.
Date: 1971
Creator: Creed, Richard
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Photograph of Austin High School Violin Club]

Description: Photograph of the Austin High School violin club with their instruments. Sitting (left to right): Chas Granger, Hugh McKeown, Sally Story, Gerald Bacon, Kathleen Molesworth (piano), Zeno Martin, Herman Bohn. Standing (left to right): Fletcher Kulman, Anna Bartholomew, Ahrendt Schuetze, Marion Kerns, and Billy Morris.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Photograph of Sunday Break II Concert]

Description: Photograph of general view of Sunday Break II rock concert from on stage. The concert was held at Steiner Ranch. Featured artists included The Band, Chicago, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Fleetwood Mack, Peter Frampton (who played Sunday Break in May of the same year), and Steve Miller Band. Sunday Break II was not as successful as the first Sunday Break due to the oppressive heat and trouble for crowds getting to the festival. The crowd estimated at 45,000 out of an expected 100,000; and the income gathered $350,000 out of an expected $800,000, forcing MayDay Productions (event organizers) into bankruptcy.
Date: September 5, 1976
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Plan of the City of Austin

Description: Photograph of the survey map of the City of Austin 1839. Surveyed by L. J. Pilie and Charles Schoolfield, drawn by L. J. Pilie.
Date: 1839
Item Type: Map
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Plan of the City of Austin

Description: Photograph of a map of the City of Austin. Original map drawn by L. J. Pilie in 1839.
Date: 1839
Item Type: Map
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Playground leaders]

Description: Photograph of a group of playground leaders. Women are seated in the first row, and men are standing in the rear. Beverly Sheffield is identified in the back row, 2nd from right.
Date: 1935~
Creator: Boone Photo Co., Austin, TX
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Pool at Zilker Park

Description: Photograph of the pool at Zilker Park. Inscription on back of photo reads "Lily Ponds built w/relief labor 1935 Annual Report"
Date: January 30, 1936
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory - City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Portrait of a golfer at Municipal Golf Course]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified golfer standing with putter in hand at the edge a green at Austin's Municipal Golf Course. A grove of short trees is behind him.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library