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Congress Avenue from 5th Street

Description: A busy Congress Avenue looking north from the east side of the 500 block. People line the sidewalks while cars and buses fill the streets.
Date: 1941~
Creator: Ellison Photo Co.
Item Type: Photograph

[Governor's Mansion with snow]

Description: East facade from street, mansion in snow. Shows walkway from street, with curved stairs and small urns. Porch is screened, carriage house visible in background.
Date: 1941
Item Type: Photograph

[Magnesium Plant]

Description: Two buildings connected by a covered conveyor belt. Future site of the Balcones Research Center, now known as the J. J. Pickle Research Campus.
Date: August 14, 1947
Creator: Ellison Photo Co.
Item Type: Photograph

Servicemen arriving in Austin

Description: Servicemen departing buses and walking south from Bowen Trailways Motor Coaches at 708 Brazos. Moonlight tower visible at corner of 8th and Brazos.
Date: October 2, 1944
Creator: Bock, Carl Edward
Item Type: Photograph

Stephen F. Austin Hotel

Description: Looking east from W. 7th at intersection of 7th and Congress. Photo taken after the extension to the Stephen F. Austin Hotel.
Date: March 17, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

Street Railroad Downtown

Description: A crowd of people in downtown Austin. Caption on photo reads, "Loading the Plain Line Street Cars at Sixth and Congress, Austin, Texas, 1:40p.m., February 7, 1940 for their last run. Being replaced by new buses on the left."
Date: February 7, 1940
Creator: Ellison Photo Service
Item Type: Photograph