Congress Avenue Architecture, Austin, TX Photos

Running from the State Capitol to the Colorado River, Congress Avenue & its cross streets form a corridor of significant heritage buildings.

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Old Land Office with Texas motifs. Austin, TX.Governor's Mansion. Austin, TX.Flowers on grounds of Governor's Mansion. Austin, TX.First Methodist Church opposite State Capitol. Austin, TX.
Old Land Office (1856-7) (112 East 11th St.) with Texas motifs. Austin, TX. Style: Romanesque Revival. Architect: C. Conrad Stremme. On National Register.Governor's Mansion (1854-6) (opposite state capitol at 1010 Colorado St.). Austin, TX. Style: Greek Revival. Architect: Abner Cook. On National Register.Flowers on grounds of Governor's Mansion. Austin, TX.First Methodist Church (1928) opposite State Capitol. Austin, TX. Style: Neoclassical revival.
View up Congress Avenue to State Capitol. Austin, TX.Old Lundberg Bakery with carved stone eagle is now crafts shop. Austin, TX.Millet Opera House. Austin, TX.Millet Opera House facade now Austin Club. Austin, TX.
View up Congress Avenue to State Capitol. Austin, TX.Old Lundberg Bakery (1876) (1006 Congress Ave.) with carved stone eagle is now crafts shop. Austin, TX. On National Register.Millet Opera House (1878) (112 East 9th St.). Austin, TX. Architect: Jacob Larmour & Charles Wheelock. On National Register.Millet Opera House facade now Austin Club. Austin, TX.
Walter Tips building now Ironstone Bank. Austin, TX.Walter Tips building facade detail. Austin, TX.Streetscape of Edward Tips building , Walter Tips building & Venetian Gothic structures of 700 block of Congress Ave. Austin, TX.Paramount Theater for the Performing Arts. Austin, TX.
Walter Tips building (1876) (712 Congress Ave.) now Ironstone Bank. Austin, TX. Style: Venetian Gothic. Architect: J.N. Preston.Walter Tips (Ironstone Bank) building facade detail. Austin, TX.Streetscape of Edward Tips building (1865) (710 Congress Ave.), Walter Tips building & Venetian Gothic structures of 700 block of Congress Ave. Austin, TX. Architect: J.N. Preston.Paramount Theater for the Performing Arts (formerly Majestic Theater) (1915) (713 Congress Ave.). Austin, TX. Style: Beaux-Arts.
Paramount Theater for the Performing Arts facade details. Austin, TX.Horse drawn carriage on Congress Ave. Austin, TX.Driskill Hotel against One American Center. Austin, TX.Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.
Paramount Theater for the Performing Arts facade details. Austin, TX.Horse drawn carriage on Congress Ave. Austin, TX.Driskill Hotel against One American Center. Austin, TX.Driskill Hotel (1886) (East 6th St. at Brazos). Austin, TX. Style: Richardsonian Romanesque. Architect: J.N. Preston. On National Register.
Upper story details of Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.Driskill Hotel carving of dragon. Austin, TX.Driskill Hotel carving of cows head. Austin, TX.Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.
Upper story details of Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.Driskill Hotel carving of dragon. Austin, TX.Driskill Hotel carving of cows head. Austin, TX.Driskill Hotel (1886) (604 Brazos St.). Austin, TX. Style: Romanesque Revival. Architect: Jasper N. Preston & Son. On National Register.
Facade details of Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.Facade of Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.Lobby of Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.Stained glass skylight of Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.
Facade details of Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.Facade of Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.Lobby of Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.Stained glass skylight of Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.
Sixshooter converted to a bar lamp at Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.Lobby & sculpture of Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.Antique panel truck. Austin, TX.Streetscape along East 6th Street. Austin, TX.
Sixshooter converted to a bar lamp at Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.Lobby & sculpture of Driskill Hotel. Austin, TX.Antique panel truck. Austin, TX.Streetscape along East 6th Street. Austin, TX.
J.W. Hanning Building. Austin, TX.Red brick 206 East 6th St. with six point star. Austin, TX.Hanning & red brick buildings at 200 & 206 East 6th St. Austin, TX.Red brick 222 East 6th St. with horse-drawn carriage. Austin, TX.
J.W. Hanning Building (1876) (200 East 6th St.). Austin, TX. Style: Renaissance revival. Architect: J.N. Preston.Red brick 206 East 6th St. with six point star. Austin, TX.Hanning & red brick buildings at 200 & 206 East 6th St. Austin, TX.Red brick 222 East 6th St. with horse-drawn carriage. Austin, TX. Style: Italianate.
Major George W. Littlefield building. Austin, TX.James H. Robertson building. Austin, TX.Koppel building. Austin, TX.McKean-Eilers building. Austin, TX.
Major George W. Littlefield building (1910) (106 East 6th St.). Austin, TX. Style: Beaux-Arts. Architect: C.H. Page, Jr..James H. Robertson building (416 Congress Ave.). Austin, TX.Koppel building (1888) (318-20 Congress Ave.). Austin, TX. Architect: Burt McDonald.McKean-Eilers building (1897) (317 Congress Ave.). Austin, TX. Style: Romanesque Revival. Architect: James Riely Gordon & Burt McDonald.
Old post office & federal building now O'Henry Hall where writer was found guilty of embezzlement plus Norwood Tower. Austin, TX.Old post office & federal building plus Norwood Tower & One American Center. Austin, TX.

Old post office & federal building (1878-81) (601 Colorado St.) now O'Henry Hall where writer was found guilty of embezzlement plus Norwood Tower (1929) (15 floors). Austin, TX. Style: Renaissance Revival. On National Register.Old post office & federal building plus Norwood Tower & One American Center. Austin, TX.


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