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History of Hill City lodge no. 456, A.F. & A.M.: from its constitution on June 19, 1876 to St. John's Day, June 24, 1919
A history of the Hill City Lodge in Austin from its constitution on June 19, 1876 to St. John's Day, June 24, 1919.
[1900 Flood of Austin]
500 block of East 1st Street with street rail car in the water.
[Colorado Machine Shop]
Photograph of an industrial complex including Colorado Machine Shop and Lone Star Ice Works. On the dirt road in front of the buildings are men with horse-drawn wagons.
O. Henry's Wedding
Original copy of statement by Lawrence K. Smoot, as recorded by Ralph Bickler, a court reporter, and furnished to [Trueman] O‘Quinn, relating the events surrounding the marriage of William Sydney Porter and Athol Estes at the Smoot home one July evening in 1887, with Lawrence as an “unofficial” witness when he was about 12 years of age. The date of the wedding was actually July 1, 1887 as a notice of the marriage appeared the next day in the Austin Daily Statesman.
[Correspondence to Governor E.M. Pease from John Bigler, governor of California]
A letter to Governor E.M. Pease from John Bigler, governor of California.
[Austin City Plan, 1840]
Photograph of an illustration by Edward Hall of a city plan for the Texas Government buildings in Austin. Architectural renderings of buildings can be found on the top half of the illustration. Handwritten on the photograph is a list of buildings that are seen in the plan including: the President's House, Capitol Hill and Bullock's Tavern.
[Final Adjustments]
Photograph of SMSgt. Dwight Morehead of the Air National Guard's 155th Tactical Reconnaissance Group from Lincoln, Nebraska, making final adjustments to his aircraft prior to the RAM '88 competition.
[Two men protesting Travis County Jail]
Photograph of two people carrying protest signs as they walk along the sidewalk in front of the Travis County Courthouse. The man on the left is carrying a sign which reads, "Jails Never solved ANYthing." The person on the right is carrying a sign which reads, "JAILS ARE INHUMAN." Both have shoulder-length, dark, wavy hair and are wearing wire-rimmed glasses. The man on the left has a beard and wears a striped, wide-collared shirt, as well as dark pants and shoes. The person on the right wears bell bottom blue jeans and is barefoot. A wood frame house is partially visible in the bakcground to the right of the courthouse, and a the top of a gas street lamp is visible behind the head of the person on the right.
[Servicemen arriving in Austin]
Servicemen departing buses and walking south from Bowen Trailways Motor Coaches at 708 Brazos. Moonlight tower visible at corner of 8th and Brazos.
O. Henry's Pen Name
Letter entitled, "O. Henry’s Pen Name," on the possible origin of his pseudonym.
[Colorado River Flood]
Photograph of the Colorado River flood in June, 1935.
[Governor's Mansion with trees]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion from northeast looking at the front of the mansion partially obscured by trees. The upper porch is screened. There are leaves strewn on the lawn. The steps on the walkway are flanked by urns and the sidewalk is visible in the foreground. A flag pole is mostly obscured by a tree on the right, but the state flag can be seen reaching above the topmost branches. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Guadalupe Street
Photograph of Guadalupe Street taken from the west approximately where the present-day "The Drag" is located. A street car is in motion along the street. Texas Bookstore, University Co-Op and Roach Brothers pharmacy are on the west side of Guadalupe Street.
[School Bus In Front of Allan Junior High School]
Photograph of a school bus and students in front of Allan Junior High School. The bus is full of students and more studnets stand on the street and school campus. A man stands at the back of the bus. The school bus looks to be a 1930 Ford.
Travis County Courthouse
Exterior view of the Travis County Courthouse, Austin, Texas. It is an art deco style building.
[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion with trees]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front elevation and south elevation showing the grounds and walkway, the stairs of which are bisected by a sidewalk. The upper porch is screened and partially obscured by a tree on the front lawn. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1955 was Governor Alan Shivers. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
[Governor's Mansion from the grounds]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion looking southeast from northwest side of the mansion on the grounds. Trees and a stone birdbath are visible in front of and partially obscure the mansion from view. A sprinkler is on and watering the lawn on the right side of the mansion. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1929 was Governor Dan Moody. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
[Governor's Mansion with screened upper porch
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion east elevation, showing the walkway with partial planting bed along it. The upper porch is screened, and the entry steps are concrete with iron railings. A stone birdbath is visible at the mansion's northeast corner. A bench is partially visible under an oak on the left. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1939 was Governor W. Lee O'Daniel. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
[Seaholm Power Plant rear view]
Photograph of the rear view of the Seaholm Power Plant. The river can be seen on the right with the capitol building in the background. The Seaholm Power Plant was constructed in the 1930s and was eventually demolished in the 1960s.
[Aerial View of the Texas State Capitol Building]
Photograph of an aerial view of the Texas State Capitol building and surrounding area.
[Golfers on the green at Municipal Golf Course]
Photograph of the green from the trees; man in foreground, five men with clubs in background. The municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road, has served its citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
[Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the Governor's Mansion taken from the front lawn.
[Governor's Mansion Conservatory]
Photograph of the conservatory, also called the family dining room at the Texas Governor's Mansion. It had green walls with white woodwork, marquisette curtains with ball fringe, a rose colored carpet, and early 1900s furniture painted and antiqued in green’, (Blodgett info sheet, TSLA). The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant during this time in 1937 was Democratic Governor James V. Allred. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
[Governor's Mansion interior hallway with staircase]
Photograph of Interior hallway of the Governor's Mansion with a staircase leading to the second floor. Side tables and seating, governor portraits, flowers, a large gilt mirror and light fixture are visible. Open doorways are visible to two rooms on the right and one room on the left. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant during this time in 1937 was Democratic Governor James V. Allred. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
[Governor's Mansion Library]
Photograph of interior view of the Governor's Mansion showing the library, looking at fireplace with mirrored over mantel. Through the door on the right the wallpapered entry hall is visible. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant during this time in 1935 was Democratic Governor James V. Allred. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
[Municipal Golf Course maintenance]
Photograph of sprinklers watering the greens at the Municipal Golf Course in Austin as a tractor mows the rough around it. View of the course from behind the green.
Sam Houston Room in Governor's Mansion
Photograph of interior view of the Sam Houston Room in the Governor's Mansion showing a fireplace on the left and a window on the right. Two vanity dressers with mirrors line the walls and a dark wood table sits in the center of the room. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant during this time in 1937 was Democratic Governor James V. Allred. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
[Texas State Capitol]
Photograph of the Texas State Capitol building taken from the southeast.
[View of the green from trees on Austin Municipal Golf Course]
Photograph of the green on the Austin Municipal Golf Course from the trees with golfers in view. The municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road, has served its citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
[Playground leaders]
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.
Austin - Views from Capitol
View of Austin from the Capitol Building with the Governor's Mansion visible.
[Bryker Woods Elementary School Classroom]
Photograph of a room, possibly a library or study room, at Bryker Woods Elementary School, located at 3309 Kerbey Lane. Several large tables are in the foreground, bookshelves are along the back wall, and a chalkboard is on the wall on the right side.
[Double Parlor at Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the Double Parlor at the Governor's Mansion. Some arm chairs and a small table are in the front room, and a piano and fireplace are in the back room.
[First Air Mail Plane]
Loading air mail on first mail plane to leave Robert Mueller Municipal Airport after dedication ceremonies. Adolph Koch, Niles Graham, P.R. James, Raymond Grasty, "Bub" Merrill, Bub's mother, Paul Cruseman, Lynn Hunter, Max Bickler, Bub's Father and others
[Old Austin Power Plant boiler room building]
Photograph of a tilted view of the east facade of a boiler room at the old Austin Power Plant, near the site of the existing Seaholm Power Plant at 800 West Cezar Chavez Street. The concrete building has metal commercial windows and a vent stack is visible to the left of the building. A railroad bridge is visible in the background. Constructed during the 1930s, this building was demolished in the 1960s. A rubber stamp on the verso of the print reads: "BOONE's, FEB 25 1942, Austin, Texas". Boone Photo Company offered both photo finishing and commercial photography services.
[Swimmers at Barton Springs]
Photograph of swimmers in and around Barton Springs Pool. More young people socialize on the two banks of the pool than swim in its waters. Several swimmers are standing on the diving boards.
[Will Rogers and Governor-elect Dan Moody at Woodlawn]
Photograph of Will Rogers and Texas Governor-elect Dan Moody posing together on "Will Rogers' Horse" at Woodlawn. They are wearing hats and holding guns as part of the post. The horse is in a living room or sitting area, next to a brick fireplace.
Paulissen Bakery and Bybee's Drug
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.
[Power Lines at the Power Plant]
Photograph of power lines on the river side of the Seaholm Power Plant.
[Texas State Capitol]
Photograph of the Texas State Capitol taken from Congress Avenue. There are automobiles parked along the street. Cooper's Capitol Barber Shop can be seen on the west side of Congress Avenue.
Train bearing Emilio Carranza's body in Austin July 21, 1928
Photograph of a train bearing Emilio Carranza's body as it stops in Austin on its way back to Mexico. From verso: "Emilio Carranza was a famous Mexican 'Ace' who was killed in an accident in New Jersey just after he had taken off for Mexico City where his bride of four months awaited him. His father Sebastian Carranza accompanied the body. At various stops along the way from New York to Mexico, recognition was given the flying ace. In Austin members of state and city governments met the train as well as members of the Chamber of Commerce: Max Bickler, J.A. Nichols, A.D. Bolm, Sam Sparks, Horace Barnhart, John D. Miller, James W. Bass, Lynn Hunter, A.D. Boone, Walter Murray, Martin Andersen, Walter Seaholm, R. Niles Graham, H.H. Luedecke, J. W. Ezelle, and Walter E. Long."
[Austin School Bus with group of students and teachers in front of Austin High School, Austin, Texas]
Photograph of a group of students, teachers and Arthur N. McCallum, superintendent of Austin Public Schools, standing with an Austin School Bus in front of the Austin High School campus at 1202 Rio Grande. McCallum would later have an Austin high school named for him.
Interior of senior high library [at Austin High School]
Photograph of interior of the senior high library at Austin High School from behind the circulation desk. Students fill the wooden tables, five or six per table. Girls sit together, as do boys, with some mixing. Card catalog drawers are on the circulation desk the foreground, as are books stacked and standing. A wall clock wrapped in ivy hangs on the wall above a bust on a mantle above a bricked in fireplace on the rear wall. Sunlight comes in through high windows on both left and right of the image. Double doors indicate the exit at the back of the room on the right. Paint is chipped from tabletop edges at the tables where students are seated in wooden chairs with vertical slats.
Reminiscences of an ex-Confederate soldier : or, Forty years on crutches
A narrative of a soldier's experiences in the Civil War. T.H. Bowman was a soldier in Company A, William Wirt Adams's regiment of Mississippi Cavalry. He fought in Kentucky and Tennessee, and later settled in Texas.
University of Texas old main building and library
Photograph of View of the University of Texas old Main Building and Library. The Old Main Building was constructed in three phases and completed in 1899. It remained the main administrative and library building for 35 years until its destruction in 1934.
School attended by O. Henry
Postcard with an illustration of a small, one-story building surrounded by a fence with a forest in the background; text beneath the image says, "Little School House Where O. Henry Went to School." Printed text on the back of the postcard reads: "This is the only school that O. Henry (Wm. Sydney Porter) ever attended. He was taught by his Aunt, Miss Lina Porter, and left this school when he was only fifteen."
"Old Dismal" Substitute Hook and Ladder Wagon
Photograph of the Substitute Hook and Ladder Wagon and firemen outside of Texas State Capitol building taken from 11th Street and Colorado Street looking east. The Hook and Ladder Wagon is drawn by two horses.
History of the First Baptist Church, Austin, Texas
A history of the First Baptist Church of Austin, Texas.
[Essay “Pease School” by Timothy Alvin Brown]
“Pease School,” an essay by Timothy Alvin Brown, who was the principal of the Austin Independent School District's oldest school, Pease Elementary, from 1892-1933.
Account of the Removal of the Remains of Stephen F. Austin from Peach Point Cemetery in Brazoria County, Texas to State Cemetery, Austin, Texas, October 18 to 20, 1910
This book describes the ceremonies and processes involved in moving Austin's remains and includes the relevant formal decisions by the Texas State Legislature.