Looking South down Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas
Go to my blog post for more about the above photo: http://blog.wilkinsonranch.com/2013/08/07/then-and-now-congress-avenue-austin-texas-c1896-and-2007/ I have three boxes of glass negatives found in an old home being torn down near Kerrville in the late 1960’s. Finally found a scanner that could handle the 3-1/2″ X 3-1/2″ size and made a frame to hold them and revealed a unbelievable treasure!! Between each negative is scrap paper printed in German from a magazine or newspaper, most of the photos were taken in the Hill Country of Texas, one of the Alamo, a view out of the dome of the Capitol of downtown Austin, Texas looking down Congress Avenue toward the Colorado River, and some unidentified homes and people and stores. It has been a challenge to find out who and where these pictures were taken. I don’t know the photographer, but thought someone might know. Would love to see if anyone else can help me.
Please go to my second post about glass negatives at the link: http://blog.wilkinsonranch.com/2011/06/27/part-two-help-me-identify-texas-1800%E2%80%B2s-glass-negatives/
On left side is the Hugo and Schmeltzer Building that was purchased by Clara Driscoll so she could “Save the Alamo”,Â along with Adina de Zavala.
Federal Courthouse and Post Office at Alamo Plaza in San Antonio, built from 1886-1889 designed by architect James Riely Gordon (1863-1937) who worked in San Antonio from 1884 to 1900. This building was razed. Gordon is remembered for his courthouses, he designed eighteen for Texas.
Auditorium Building at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition of 1897 in Nashville; click photo to read my post. Thanks to Mark D. Cowan of Texas Historical Commission.
Old Tennessee State Penitentiary in Nashville; click the photo to see my post.
Dr. S. T. Lowry residence on southwest corner of Avenue C (now Broadway) and Travis Streets here in San Antonio. It was designed by the famous courthouse architect J. Reily Gordon. It was demolished many years ago and replaced by a music company. “This is definitely the best photo that I’ve seen of it”, Tom Shelton, Curator, ITC Library.
Notice the name Nic Tengg on the safe in the top right corner. Not sure if this is his store downtown San Antonio, Texas.
What a wonderful shop and soda fountain. Love the patrons clothes and the marble counter. Maybe San Antonio, Texas.