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Downtown Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

1933 Austin Public Library

 
 
1933 Austin Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
1. 1933 Austin Public Library Marker
Inscription.  

Overlooking one of the city's four public squares platted in 1893, this site was obtained from the Texas Legislature in 1913 for a public library. Completed in 1933, this building represents the most prominent public work of Austin native Hugo Kuehne, founding dean of the University of Texas School of Architecture. Designed in the Italian Renaissance style, it features the work of some of Austin's finest craftsmen, including ironworker Fortunat Wiegl, wood-carver Peter Mansbendel, and fresco artist Harold "Bubi" Jessen. It served as Austin's main public library until 1979.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1993
 
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6425.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
 
Location. 30° 16.307′ N, 97° 44.752′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Downtown Austin. Marker is on West 9th Street east of San Antonio Street, on the right when traveling
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east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 810 Guadalupe Street, Austin TX 78701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wooldridge Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Booker T. Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Votes for Women (within shouting distance of this marker); Austin's Moonlight Towers (within shouting distance of this marker); Wooldridge Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Hirshfeld Cottage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ira Hobart Evans (about 400 feet away); Austin Woman’s Club (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
1933 Austin Public Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, May 10, 2020
2. 1933 Austin Public Library and Marker
1933 Austin Public Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
3. 1933 Austin Public Library
Now home to the Austin History Center
Austin Historic Landmark Medallion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, February 11, 2017
4. Austin Historic Landmark Medallion
1933 Austin Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, February 11, 2017
5. 1933 Austin Public Library Marker
Additional informational marker near the entrance.
1933 Austin Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, February 11, 2017
6. 1933 Austin Public Library Marker
Additional informational marker near the entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,538 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on May 16, 2020, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   3. submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   4, 5, 6. submitted on February 22, 2017, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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