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    "...and i still looooove youuuu"

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    When I think of Austin I always think of the great music scene - Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, ZZ Top etc..

    There's a statue of Stevie there..

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    I'm having a lot of trouble with the point of view.

    I want to say Congress X Live Oak . . . or maybe Annie, but then I start trying to figure out where the Colorado river lies in there, and it just blows up.

    Izzat Tower Records on the right a few blocks away?
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    Interesting parking.

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    It is hard to see but the river is up there. The Austin Motel is just past James.

    The parking was new thing maybe 10 years ago. Backing in is less harrowing than backing out since traffic has to stop for you to back in.

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    Miss Austin Pageant, 1953:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    It is hard to see but the river is up there. The Austin Motel is just past James.

    The parking was new thing maybe 10 years ago. Backing in is less harrowing than backing out since traffic has to stop for you to back in.
    I don't see the AM in the first pic.
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    A little from the left of the above pics. 1892

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    My cousin Walter Scott Benson . . . I'm thinking Junior or maybe III.

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    Yeah. The perspective is odd. I think the first pic is around the 800 block.

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    1886 (cross in background is the unfinished capitol dome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    Yeah. The perspective is odd. I think the first pic is around the 800 block.
    OK.

    I'm thinking the 900 block, due to the lay of the land to the left/West of Congress Ave.

    I think that pic in the OP was taken from the entrance to the Deaf School.

    What do you think?
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    My Great great uncle, Henry Eustace McCulloch

    In 1874, he was active early in the administration of Gov. Richard Coke, especially in helping to physically remove Edmund J. Davis from the executive offices. In 1876, as a reward for his services to Texas, he was appointed superintendent of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum (later the Texas School for the Deaf) in Austin. Though a respected military commander, he proved an inept civil administrator and a legislative investigation forced him to resign his position in 1879; he was succeeded in that office by Col. John S. "Rip" Ford, his old commander in the Rangers.

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    Gotta share my daughter’s pic of her dog at Zilker Park. She lives a short walk from here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    OK.

    I'm thinking the 900 block, due to the lay of the land to the left/West of Congress Ave.

    I think that pic in the OP was taken from the entrance to the Deaf School.

    What do you think?
    I think so. Part of that fence may still be there. Looking at google street view, the whole thing is almost unrecognizable.

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    The 'Treaty Oak'. I sat and enjoyed that space several times. I met Ann Richards there - smart as a whip, quick as a whippet, and a tongue like barbed wire. Loved her.




    BARTON SPRINGS - my favorite place in Austin. One could actually get cool there, as the spring was quite chilly. Unlike taking a cold shower at home. That never got cooler than 'lukewarm'. I wish I could have spent my whole tenure in Austin jumping in and out of the Springs. Except when the poisonous snakes invaded.




    UT Campus. Luckily - the clock tower shootings were before my time. Texans and their guns...

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    Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary - where my sweetie did the first year of her M.Div. studies. A lovely campus, and a great institution ---




    Not Austin proper, but I got friendly with a professor who had a lakefront home out near Hudson Bend, just out of town. Went out there several times to swim.

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    ^ Wow! Now that's a tree (#20)
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    The 'Treaty Oak'. I sat and enjoyed that space several times. I met Ann Richards there - smart as a whip, quick as a whippet, and a tongue like barbed wire. Loved her.


    For many years, my shop was just one block West of there, two feet offa the back wall of Juanita's Tacos, where Artz Rib House got its start.

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    Thanks for sharing....
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    In the late 1990's I flew from Minnesota to San Antonio via Memphis, then drove to Austin, to load my daughter's stuff and her 2 cars on a rental truck and dolly - then drove back to Minnesota with all that stuff plus her and a dog - it was a memorable trip ( I only learned about the second car when I arrived at San Antonio at 3 AM ) [ Daughter went to UT / Son went to Texas A&M ]



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