Enlarged photostatic reproduction of a panoramic view of Austin in 1883 taken from the top of the Travis County Courthouse. In the background is the university, with the first unit of the Main Building being complete. In the foreground there is a workhouse of the contractor for the new Capitol Building. Behind that is a crane used for lifting the heavy blocks of granite and the railroad for bringing the stone to the grounds.
17.5 x 9.5 in (44.45 x 24.13 cm)
Place of Origin
Austin (Travis County, Tex.)
Artisan or Artist
Hill, B. F.
Hill, S. B.
Objects Facet -- Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name) -- Visual Works (Hierarchy Name) -- visual works (works) -- photographs
Communication Artifacts -- documentary artifacts -- graphic documents -- photograph
visual works -- photographs
1883 - 1885
photographic reproductions ; street scenes ; universities
Oversized Prints, Prints and Photographs Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Local Resource Number
OP 2: Places "Austin, Texas" ; Other ID: CN 06735
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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Hill Texas Archive Research Notes
B. F. Hill is most likely a typo. It is likely meant to be S. B. Hill, a well known Austin photographer in the 1880s.