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"Sweetheart" Pan American Invitational Softball Tournament

Description: Photograph of Pan American Recreation Center's "Sweetheart" for their Invitational Softball Tournament with the trophies. 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: June 1961
Creator: Recreational Dept., City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph

Inter-playground table tennis tournament at Austin Athletic Center

Description: Photograph of inter-playground table tennis tournament at Austin Athletic Club with tables of both singles and doubles playing on the interior basketball courts. The bleachers are full of women and children watching. The first organized recreation center in Austin was the privately owned Austin Athletic Club, built in 1923, by William T. Caswell. In 1931. Mr. Caswell sold the club to the City of Austin for "a small remuneration". The name of the center was officially changed to the Austin Recreation Center in 1970. After substantial damage, due to the Memorial Day flood of 1981 that center was closed after the existing center was built and opened in 1986.
Date: June 21, 1961
Creator: Recreation Department, City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[Governor's Mansion]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion, east elevation. The building is two stories, with Ionic-style columns that run the length; there is a porch on each floor and the upper porch has intact framing, though the screens have been removed. A dark downspout is visible on the north elevation. Aluminum fencing is visible behind the mansion and several young trees are on the lawn.
Date: 1962
Item Type: Photograph
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[Texas State Capitol]

Description: Photograph of the Texas State Capitol building in the late 1890s or early 1900s taken from the balcony at 1006 Congress Avenue.
Date: July 12, 1962
Creator: City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[Wildcat Orchestra at Zilker Hillside Theater]

Description: Photograph of Photograph of the orchestra from a summer musical "Wildcat" performed on stage at the open-air Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin. The orchestra sits on a raised platform while spectators sit on the ground surrounding.
Date: 1962-08-23/1962-08-25
Creator: Recreation Department, City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[Wildcat performed on stage at Zilker Hillside Theater]

Description: Photograph of a scene from a summer musical "Wildcat" performed on stage at the open-air Zilker Hillside Theater. Cast of men and women perform on stage and two actors climb a tower set.
Date: 1962-08-23/1962-08-25
Creator: Recreation Department, City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Sanctuary of St. David's Episcopal Church]

Description: Photograph of the interior sanctuary of St. David's Episcopal Church looking towards the altar. There are large windows, a vaulted ceiling, rows of pews, and a view of the altar in the photo.
Date: April 17, 1963
Item Type: Photograph

[Governor's Mansion]

Description: Photograph of the Governor's Mansion taken from "Souvenir of Austin" (1906).
Date: November 1964
Creator: Dora Dieterich Bonham Fund
Item Type: Photograph

Trio Los Amigos

Description: Photograph of a trio of Mexican mariachi musicians at the Pan American Recreation Center. The mariachi wear sombreros and patterned panchos. The two mariachi on the right and left play guitarróns while the middle mariachi plays the Mexican vihuela. The mariachi mouths are open in mid-song. 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: 1965
Creator: Parks and Recreation Department, City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[St. David's Episcopal Church]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of St. David's Episcopal Church taken from across the street at the intersection of San Jacinto and East 7th.
Date: March 22, 1965
Item Type: Photograph