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By Murray Montgomery
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TX - Austin Street Car 1911 old photo
Vintage photo courtesy Murray Montgomery Collection
Written on the back of the photo - "First day the present Congress Ave. Bridge was open to transportation. January 1911."
Keep in mind that my uncle copied these pictures sometime in the 1970s, so there could have been a lot of changes since then -
Murray Montgomery
Austin TX - Congress Ave. 1886
Vintage photo courtesy Murray Montgomery Collection
Written on the back of the photo - "Congress Ave. in 1886 during the construction of the present day Capitol Building."
Note the unfinished dome of the Capitol. -
Murray Montgomery
General George A. Custer, staff and wives, pose on the steps of the Blind Asylum in the winter of 1865
Vintage photo courtesy Murray Montgomery Collection
General George A. Custer, staff and wives, pose on the steps of the Blind Asylum in the winter of 1865 - Murray Montgomery
Texas - Austin Carnival Floral Parade, Women on buggy
Vintage photo courtesy Murray Montgomery Collection
"Floral Parade - Austin Carnival - Dec. 11, 1903"
Near the Capitol grounds
Austin TX - Capitol Dedication May 1888 Parade Congress Ave
Vintage photo courtesy Murray Montgomery Collection
Written on the back of the photo - "Parade for the dedication of the new Capitol, May, 1888. Construction took place from 1883-1888. Looking southwest in the 700 block of Congress Ave."
Austin TX - 1902 Houston & Texas Central (Katy) Railroad Depot
Vintage photo courtesy Murray Montgomery Collection
Written on the back of the photo - "Houston and Texas Central Railroad (Katy). Northeast corner of Congress Ave. and 3rd Street. Built in 1902."
Austin TX - 1899 Ziller Building Tom Moore Cigar Store
Vintage photo courtesy Murray Montgomery Collection
Written on the back of the photo - "Sixth and Congress - Ziller Building - Northeast corner - 1899. Notice old Driskill Hotel on the Right - Littlefield Building is there now."
Note the Tom Moore sign, the old street lamp. The things that shaped like an "H" in the sky have something to do with holding wires together -
Murray Montgomery
Austin TX - NW Corner Of Congress At 9th Street, 1890s
Vintage photo courtesy Murray Montgomery Collection
"Northwest corner of Congress at 9th Street in the early 1890s. Present site of the Texas Bank."
Austin TX - City Hospital 1884
Vintage photo courtesy Murray Montgomery Collection
City Hospital about 1884. Located at present (1970s) site of Brackenridge Hospital (14th and Sabine). Bed capacity at the time was 20 beds.
Old  Texas State Capitol, Austin Texas
Vintage photo courtesy Murray Montgomery Collection
Old Capitol during the funeral of Gov. Andrew Jackson Hamilton, April 12, 1875. He was a known Union sympathizer. Hamilton Pool in Austin is named after him.
Old Texas State Capitol, Austin Texas
Vintage photo courtesy Murray Montgomery Collection
Original Capitol building as it appeared after it burned on Nov. 9, 1881.
Austin TX - Sam Houston Coach
Courtesy Murray Montgomery Photo Collection
Sam Houston's trusted friend was born a slave
by Murray Montgomery

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