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Austin Aerials - TEC Building

Description: Aerial shot of steel frame structure of TEC building. Brazos St is on the lower right and 14th on the lower left. The Swedish Central Methodist Church (State purchased and demolished in the 1950s, as state administration grew and government complex spread). In the center of photograph note steeple of Gethsemane Lutheran Church (15th and Congress; above the TEC building), to the left St. Austin's Catholic Church steeple (20th and Guadalupe) and the Goodall Wooten Dormitory to the right. The University campus on the top right.
Date: January 1, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Austin Aerials - TEC Building

Description: Aerial shot of cranes and scaffolding at TEC construction site. 15th Street running left to right in center of photograph. Brazos St on the lower right and 14th on the lower left. The back of the Swedish Central Methodist Church (State purchased and demolished in the 1950s, as state administration grew and government complex spread). The University campus on the top right.
Date: January 1, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Austin Aerials - TEC Building

Description: Aerial shot of finished TEC Building. Brazos St on the lower right and 14th on the lower left. The Swedish Central Methodist Church (State purchased and demolished in the 1950s, as state administration grew and government complex spread). The University Tower in the background.
Date: January 1, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Blizzard in the Chicago Station]

Description: One of the most unique of all railroad photographs: It is a January night in 1958 and a blizzard-snowstorm rages in the "Windy City". This scene is in the yards - the Chicago and North Western Railway's Chicago passenger station is visible in the background. Observe the gas jets which are keeping switches from being frozen.
Date: January 1958
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["Hiawatha" Luxury Train]

Description: Among the greatest luxury passenger trains operated in this nation were the Milwaukee Road's "Morning" and "Afternoon" Hiawathas, providing convenient and fast service between Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Minneapolis. In this scene, a Hiawatha speeds over the route.
Date: 1958
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Observation Car on the Hiawatha]

Description: Interior view of the Milwaukee Road's observation parlor car with sky-top lounge having a 90% transparent area dome that forms an aero-dynamic terminating shape for the end of the train. This scene is aboard the "Afternoon Hiawatha", train No. 2 southbound, enroute from Minneapolis to Chicago.
Date: 1958
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Suburban-bound trains at Chicago Station]

Description: The Chicago and North Western Railway - spanning a period of many years - always operated the largest fleer of commuter trains into and out of the "Windy City". This scene portrays seven suburban-bound trains which have departed from the Chicago Station. The city of Chicago is in the background.
Date: 1958~
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad