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A. Bryan Spires standing in front of the Austin Goodyear Co. at 101 Congress Ave.

undated

A game of baseball on the ground of the University of Texas at Austin

undated

Exterior of City Hall looking northeast at the corner of Colorado and 8th Street.

1920

Marching band at the front of a formation of students.

circa 1918

Manor, Texas 1889

1889

Manor, Texas 1889

1889

A studio portrait of Monroe Miller, Chief of Austin Fire Department and Joe Barbisch, Foreman, 1886-1888. One man is seated and the is other standing. They are in fire fighting uniforms and hats in front of a painted studio backdrop.

undated

Aerial view of bridge over Barton Creek, undated.

undated

View of bridge over Barton Creek from the creek banks, undated.

undated

Cliffs around Barton Creek, undated

undated

Group portrait taken at Rosewood Park in 1930 that was featured in the City Manager Report published that year. Prior to the creation of Rosewood Park, African Americans founded Emancipation Park, a nearby parcel purchased in 1905 by the Negro Park Association, for use in civic events such as the annual Juneteenth celebration. But in 1938 Emancipation Park had been seized by the City for the site of Rosewood Courts, a federally funded public housing project, and Rosewood became one of the only green spaces available to Black Austinites. Over the next few decades Rosewood Park became the go-to recreational spot. By the end of the 1930s the park included a swimming pool, stone entry columns, a bandstand, and a sports field flanked by stone retaining walls - some of which was built by the Civil Works Administration. In 1944 a recreation center was constructed in the southwest corner of the park, and in the 1950s the pool was enlarged and a bathhouse and concession stand were constructed. Two decades later, a federal grant was used to expand the recreation center and in 1973 the Henry Green Madison Cabin (dating to the 1860s) was relocated from 11th Street to Rosewood Park. Each of these important spaces within Rosewood Park contributed to its recent designation as a Lone Star Legacy Park in February of 2019 by the Texas Recreation & Parks Society, and has a special place in the history of the park, and Austin as a whole.

1930

Group poartrait of six men from the Texas Rangers, including Adj. Gen. W.W. Sterling, on the steps of the Capitol

undated

A group of 35 men and women standing in front of printing company. Building sign above the group reads, "Von Boeckmann-Jones Co."

1930

Portrait of an officer on a motorcycle that says "Texas Highway Patrol" on the gas tank. He is parked in front of the Texas State Capitol

1932-03-31

A man holding a cow's bridle standing in front of a tent at an event. There is a sign that says "Blackburn Sales Co." behind them.

undated

View of a man walking across the Austin Dam with water rushing around his ankles, circa 1893-1900

undated

Typed on reverse: "The old Dam and Lake McDonald in all their glory, from 1890-1900." View looking north across dam, with Ben Hur steamboat, wharves, and Power House all visible

undated

Water flowing over Austin dam in 1894. The Ben Hur steamboat is visible in the center of the image.

1894

Real photo postcard of workers constructing the Austin Dam; two men visible in foreground working high above the dam, pulling supplies up a pulley system.

circa 1912

Men standing on boat near Austin dam, one wearing a diving suit, undated. The power house building is visible in background

undated

Construction of the Austin Dam, circa 1912. Workers are present on the partially completed spillway and horse drawn wagons bring supplies up the road on right side of the image.

circa 1912

Water flowing over dam, with the river flooding, 1910s

undated

Close-up view of Austin dam wall, with repair visible, 1910s

undated

"U.S. Royal Boots on Marshall Ford Dam Brown and Root - McKenzie Const. Co., Austin, Tex." View of the construction of Mansfield Dam, circa 1940

circa 1940

Exterior view of Baker Elementary School with children playing outside. Russel Chalberg is standing in the foreground.

1930-03-07

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