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[Congress Avenue and the Capitol Building]
Photograph of Congress Avenue taken from the south looking towards the Capitol Building. Horse carriage tracks line the avenue. Patterson Wagon Yard is on the west side of the avenue.
[Congress Avenue Before 1875]
Photograph of a view looking down Congress Avenue, taken before 1875. There are builidngs and horse drawn buggies lining the street. The Capitol (1853-1881) building is in the background.
[Congress Avenue Bridge]
Photograph of the Congress Avenue bridge at night as seen from the water.
[Congress Avenue bridge at night]
Photograph of the Congress Avenue bridge at night. The reflection of the bridge is visible in the water.
[Congress Avenue Flooded by Colorado River]
Photograph of Congress Avenue flooded by the Colorado River. Note on photo reads: "Looking northwest from So. Congress Sept. 28, 1936."
[Congress Avenue looking south from Capitol Building]
View of Congress Avenue, looking south from Capitol Building. Signs are visible for Maerki's Bakery and Hill & Hill Groceries.
[Congress Avenue with Capitol in snow]
Photograph of Congress Avenue covered in snow with a veiw of the capitol building. The street is slushy with dirty snow that hasn't been plowed, and cars parked along the side of the streets are covered in snow.
[Congress Avenue with Courthouse]
Photograph of Congress Avenue with the old courthouse prominently featured in the front left foreground.
[Construction at Zilker Park]
Photograph of men working on the construction of Zilker Park Club House addition.
Construction for 1951 Power Plant
Photograph of men excavating for the construction of the power plant. A crane is in the right midground, and the railroad bridge over the river is in the background.
[Construction Model of the Municipal Airport]
Photograph of a construction model of the Austin Municipal Airport. The scene includes model cars, airplanes, airport and tarmac.
[Construction of 35th Street Mopac Overpass]
Photograph of an aerial view of the construction of the 35th Street/Mopac overpass.
[Construction of Austin Municipal Airport]
Photograph of an aerial view of construction of the Austin Municipal Airport. The runways, control tower, two hangars, and several other buildings are visible. Cars are parked in the parking lot. In the foreground is a 4-lane divided highway and there are houses in the background.
Construction of Boy Scout Hut in Zilker Park
Photograph of two men sitting on wooden beams while constructing a boy scout hut in Zilker Park. The stone structure is surrounded by boulders and sawhorses are visible in the foreground.
Construction of Calcasieu Lumber Company
Photograph of the construction of Calcasieu Lumber Company offices, located at 301 W 2nd St. The photograph emphasizes the segregated restrooms in the foreground.
[Construction of Capitol Building]
Photograph of exterior view of the front of the Capitol building during construction. The contractor's office is visible in the lower right of the photograph.
[Construction of Capitol Dome]
Photograph of the unfinished Capitol dome. Scaffolding is in place and the stonework for the base of the dome is complete.
[Construction of] Municipal Golf Course tool house
Photograph of construction of the Austin Municipal Golf Course tool house, made of white bricks. Scaffolding circles the walls, and the support for the roof is visible. The municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road and then donated to the city in 1936, has served its citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
[Construction of the Capitol Building]
Photograph of the Capitol building being constructed.
[Construction of the Capitol Building]
Photograph of the construction of the State Capitol Building, looking at the east side of the building. The base of the building is largely complete and scaffolding is in place to build the dome.
[Construction of the control tower at Mueller Municipal Airport in Austin, Texas]
Photograph of the aircraft control tower under construction at Mueller Municipal Airport. There is scaffolding around the concrete interior support structure, and board formwork is in place for pouring a flared level near the top of the tower. In front of the tower, the scalloped metal terminal roof is under construction, and there are several wooden construction shacks in foreground.
[Construction of the Municipal Golf Course tool house]
Photograph of construction workers work on building the tool house at the Austin Municipal Golf Course. A ladder leans on a scaffolding leading to the roof. The municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road and donated to the city in 1936, has served it's citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
[Construction of the Rosewood Recreation Center, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park]
Photograph of construction of the Negro Recreation Building in Rosewood Park. Three men stand on the back of a 1930s flat bed truck, as they use a crane mounted on the truck to lift half of a laminated wooden semi-circular arched truss into place. Two of the trusses are already completed in the background. The scaffolding used to support workers joining the trusses at their centers stands to the back of the truck. The trusses are joined by cross members, and the half truss erected to the left in the photograph is supported by a post, awaiting the other half of the truss. Two wooden saw horses and several stacks of bags of cement(?) are on the ground under and near the trusses. This photograph appeared in the 1944 Annual Report of the Austin Recreation Department, on page 48, labeled "New Gymnasium - Auditorium at Rosewood".
[Construction of Upper Levels of Capitol]
Photograph of the state capitol building during construction. The third floor has been completed at the time of this photo.
[Contractor's Office during Capitol Construction]
Photograph of the contractor's office and a group of men on Capitol grounds during construction. Painted on the front of the building is "Abner Taylor - Contractor." Abner Taylor is front and center and Gustave Wieke is 2nd from right. Other men are unidentified.
Convict Laborers Shaping Columns
Photograph of "Convict laborers shaping columns and loading flat cars near a Marble Falls,Texas quarry." The stones were used for construction of the Texas state Capitol building.
[Copy of Photograph of 1919 Texas State Capitol]
Copy of a photograph loaned by Mrs. Gill Paggi of the Texas State Capitol.
[Cosmetology Class]
Photograph of a cosmetology class at the old Anderson High School. Several students stand in front of tables with busts and wigs. All of the students are African American females.
[Cotton Gin]
Photograph of a cotton gin near Austin. In front of the cotton gin are men with horse drawn carts full of cotton. There is another man standing near a cotton bale in the foreground.
[The Cotton Gin at Manchaca]
Photograph of workers posing at the cotton gin in Manchaca, Travis County, Texas.
[Couples in State Lunatic Asylum Park]
Photograph of two couples at the State Lunatic Asylum Park. "Mary" and "C.H.W." are in seated in the foreground. The names of the couple on the bridge are unknown. The hospital opened in 1856, is operated by the Texas Department of State Health Services, and changed its name in 1925. It is the oldest psychiatric hospital in the state of Texas and the third oldest standing public building in the state. It opened with 12 patients and saw as many as 3000 at once time. The Austin State Hospital currently houses around 300 patients, most staying for about a week during treatment.
[Couples Playing Dominoes at Hancock Recreation Center]
Photograph of three older couples playing dominoes. Caption on the back reads: "Adult Friendship Club the Hancock Recreation Center each Tuesday night."
Court-House crowd [Group of Travis County officials standing on the steps of a stone building]
Photograph of a group of men wearing suits standing on the steps of what may be either the Travis County Courthouse or the Travis County Jail. The identified men, including Judge George Calhoun, District Clerk James P. Hart, and Deputy Sheriff Fred Peck, are all Travis County officials, but most of the group are unidentified. One of the the men is African American, and he appears to be the only person not wearing a suit coat. Several of the men are wearing ties -- including bow ties, string ties and neck ties -- and several are wearing vests and have watch chains. The building behind them is made of stone blocks, with rusticated blocks below and ashlar blocks above. There is a door in the center of the photograph, behind the men, and it is flanked by two double-hung sash windows. Inscribed below the image in ink is "Court-House crowd", and the identifications are written in either ink or pencil with arrows pointing to the identified person.
Courthouse from Westgate
Exterior view of the Travis County courthouse from above. The Butler House (now demolished) is visible in the left foreground and some cars are in the parking lot.
[Covered Tables at Zilker Park]
Photograph of covered tables at Zilker Park, surrounded by trees. A stone structure is visible in the right foreground.
[Crockett-Porter Bus]
Photograph of African American students and parents waiting for a school bus, as seen from inside the bus over the should of the driver. Most likely this was the Crockett-Porter bus from 1974-1975.
[Crowd at Zilker Hillside Theater Production]
Photograph of a crowd attending a production of "The King and I" at Zilker Hillside Theater.
[Crowd watches a concert on the hillside at Zilker Hillside Theater]
Photograph of a crowd of people watching a concert at Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin. The people are seated on the grassy hillside.
[Crown on 6th Street, Halloween]
Photograph of crowds on 6th Street on Halloween. Various businesses and buildings line both sides of the street.
[Custer at Texas School for the Blind]
Photograph of General George A. Custer, Elizabeth Custer, and unidentified others on the steps of the School for the Blind building. Custer spent a few months in Austin after the Civil War.
Cutstone yard, Burnet, Texas
View of the cut stone yard in Burnet, Texas. The stones were used to construct the Texas state Capitol building.
Damned up Creek between East Avenue and Red River Street
Photograph of a damned up creek between East Avenue and Red River Street.
[Dan Davidson and Jack Robinson]
Photograph of (left to right): Dan Davidson, Austin City Manager, shaking the hand of Jack Robinson, Director of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (facing) in an office. Architectural plans lean against the wall behind manager Davidson.
[Dance Class at Rosewood Recreation Center]
Photograph of a woman and a young girl during a dance lesson at Rosewood Recreation Center. The instructor, Ada Bonner, and the girl are both wearing tap shoes.
Dancers on Stage at Symphony Square
Crowd of children and parents watching dancers on stage at Symphony Square in Austin.
[Dancing at Hancock Recreation Center]
Photograph of couples dancing inside of Hancock Recreation Center.
Deaf and Dumb Institute
Photograph of men a women standing on top of foundation of the Texas school for the Deaf. Francis Fischer and J.B. Nitchke hold the cornerstone. "Deaf and Dumb Institute, Fischer and Lambie Contractors, Lumber from Clacasieu Lumber Co." is written in the bottom left-hand quarter of the photo.
[Dedication - Givens Recreation Center]
Photograph of mayor Carole Keeton speaking at a podium at the dedication of Givens Recreation Center. A group of people, including city government officials, are sitting behind her listening to her speak. On the stage is a display honoring Dr. Everett H. Givens.
Dedication of Lohman's Bridge
Photograph of the road leading to Lohman's Bridge taken during dedication celebration. Several cars are visible on the road and on the new bridge.
Dedication of Stacy Pool
Photograph of people swimming as crowds look on at the nighttime dedication of Stacy Pool in 1937.