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1933 Austin Public Library

 
 
1933 Austin Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Erected 1993 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6425.)
 
Location. 30° 16.317′ N, 97° 44.747′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 810 Guadalupe St, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wooldridge Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Austin's Moonlight Towers (within shouting distance of this marker); Hirshfeld Cottage (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hirshfeld House (about
1933 Austin Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
2. 1933 Austin Public Library
Now home to the Austin History Center
400 feet away); Austin Woman’s Club (about 400 feet away); Third Site For Travis County Government (about 600 feet away); Ira Hobart Evans (about 600 feet away); The Boardman-Webb House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings
 
Austin Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, February 11, 2017
3. Austin Historic Landmark Plaque
1933 Austin Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, February 11, 2017
4. 1933 Austin Public Library Marker
Additional informational plaque near entrance.
1933 Austin Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, February 11, 2017
5. 1933 Austin Public Library Marker
Additional informational plaque near entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,113 times since then and 169 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   3, 4, 5. submitted on February 22, 2017, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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