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The State of Texas Capitol Complex

Historic Downtown Austin, Texas.

Historic Walking Tour of Congress Ave & 6th St. from Austin Visitor's Center
List of historic buildings in Austin order of year built.
(Underlined bldg. names are linked to websites with more information.   *= Not on Tour)

In 1839, the Republic of Texas selected a Colorado River site called Waterloo for its capitol and renamed the location after
Empresario Stephen F. Austin. Click HERE to see 1840 Lithograph of Congress Ave.

The French Legation - 802 San Marcos - 1840 *
Austin's oldest documented structure still on its original site

Judges Hill -Downtown Residential Area - Est. 1850

St. David's Episcopal Church - 304 East 7th - 1854

Governor's Mansion - 1010 Colorado St. - 1855-56

Robinson-Rosner Bldg. - 504 Congress Ave. - 1856  ~  photo

Old General Land Office Building East 11th and Brazos St. - 1857

Sampson-Henricks Bldg. - 620 Congress Ave. - 1859

M. M. Long Livery Stable - 901 Congress Ave. - 1860

Kriesle Bldg. - 400 East 6th St. - 1860  ~  History

Edwards Tips Bldg. - 708 Congress Ave - 1865

Scholz Beer Garden - 1607 San Jacinto St. - 1866 *

E. H. Carrington Store - 522 East 6th St. - 1870

Johns-Hamilton Bldg. - 716 Congress Ave. - 1870

Maroney-Issacs Bldg. - 406 East St. - 1870

Rhambo Bldg. - 406 East 6th St. - 1870

St. Charles House - 316 East 6th St. - 1871

Platt-Simpson Bldg. - 310 East 6th St. - 1871 (1910)

Quast Bldg. - 412 East 6th St. - 1872

Commission-General Provisions Bldg. - 501-503 East 6th St. - 1873

Risher-Nicholas Bldg. - 422-424 East 6th St. - 1873

Smith-Hage Bldg. - 325 East 6th St. - 1873

St. Mary's Cathedral - 203 East 10th - 1874

Jacob-Pope Bldg. - 200 East 6th St. - 1874

Morley-Grove Drug Store -209 East 6th St. - 1874

Central Presbyterian Church - 200 East 8th - 1875 *

Cotton Exchange Bldg. - 401 East 6th St. - 1875

Driskill-Day-Ford Bldg. - 403 East 6th St. - 1875

J. L. Buaas Bldg. - 407 East 6th St. - 1875

Joseph Nalle Bldg. - 409-413 East 6th St. - 1875

Paggi Carriage Shop - 421 East 6th st. - 1875  ~  History

Townsend-Thompson Bldg. - 718 Congress Ave. - 1875

Travis County Jail & Courthouse - SE Corner of Congress and 11th St - 1875

Lundberg Bakery (The Old Bakery) - 1006 Congress Ave. - 1876

Walter Tips bldg. - 710-712 Congress Ave. - 1876  ~ photo ~  #2

John Larmour Block - 906-920 Congress Ave. - 1876

Hannig Bldg. - 206 East 6th St. - 1876

Millett Opera House - 112 East 9th St. - 1878

Old Federal Courthouse -- 601 Colorado St. - 1879

Webb Bldg. - 212 East 6th St. - 1880

Old Capitol Ruins - West Corner of Congress & 11th St. - 1881

Dos Banderas - 410 East 6th St. - 1881

Huston Collegiate Opens - now Huston-Tillotson University - 1881

Pearl House Saloon - 221-223 Congress Ave. - 1883

Univeristy of Texas - at College Hill - 1883 *

W. B. Smith Bldg. - 316-318 Congress Ave. - 1884

Walton-Joseph Bldg. - 706-708 East 6th St. - 1884

Hamilton Bldg. - 419 East 6th St. - 1885

Padgitt-Warmoth Bldg. - 208 East 6th St. - 1885

Schuwirth House - 506 Neches St. - 1885 *

Driskill Hotel - 122 East 6th - 1886

Day Bldg. - 319 Congress Ave. - 1886

Eugene Bremond Bldg. = 801 Congress - 1886

Southwestern Telegraph & Telephone Bldg. - 410 Congress Ave. - 1886

Texas State Capitol - Congress Ave & 11th St. - 1888

Koppel Bldg. - 320-322 Congress Ave. - 1888 - Picture to Right

O. Henry Home & Museum - 409 East 5th St. - 1888

Green Pastures - 811 West Live Oak - 1894-95 *
Click on "Recognition" for history

The MoonLight Towers - 1895

Randerson-Lundell Bldg. - 701 East 6th St. - 1896

McKean-Eilers Bldg. - 323 Congress Ave. - 1897 - Picture to Right

Bosche Bldg - 804 Congress Ave. - 1897

Scarbrough Bldg. - 512-520 Congress Ave. - 1909 -  ~  History

Littlefield Bldg. - 601 Congress Ave. - 1910  ~  History   Picture to Right

1915 - Edwin Francis Davenport and family moves to Austin

Paramount Theater (Majestic Theater) - 713 Congress Ave. - 1915  ~  History  Pictures to Left

Norwood Estates - Edgecliff -1922 *

Norwood Tower - 7th St. - 1929

Stephen F. Austin Hotel - Congress Ave. & 9th St. - 1929

Drake Bridge - Most commonly known as 1st St. Bridge.

The Bats under Congress Avenue Bridge - 1980

Barton Creek Square Mall 1981

Lone Star Riverboat ~ Owned by Mike Pearce - 1986

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOGRAPHS By Mauri Gandy Feb 5, 2011

~ LINKS ~ BOOKS ~ MORE

List of Historical Registered Places in Travis County

History of Downtown Austin

Rev. Robert Schuler University Methodist Church Austin, TX Pastor 1913

GPS My City.com TOURS

Power, money & the people : the making of modern Austin Orum, Anthony M.

More History Notes

Read about the Bremond Block then pick up a special historic walking tour brochure at the Visitor's Center and enjoy the rich history of this block in downtown Austin.

History of 6th St - Book

Austin Ghost Tours

Die Giebro Rose Carriage Rides Along Downtown Austin starting at 400 E. 6th St. in front of Driskill Hotel

A view looking west on East 7th Street in downtown Austin, ca. 1920s.
The Castleman-Bull House is visible on the right hand side of the image,
facing East 7th Street. Click Here to read the history of the Castleman-Bull House



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The mission of the JCI First Coast Travel and Tourism is to promote the experience of tourism through your leisure of the internet and television.

We specialize in unique places and hidden treasures.



The Governor's Mansion
1010 Colorado Street

St. David's Episcopal Church
ca. 1873.



The Walter Tips Building
710-712 Congress

The Paramount Theater
713 Congress Avenue
Then & Now

The Wolf House
1602 East First Street

Map of Judge's Hill

Photos courtesy Austin History Center, Austin Public Library


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