Texas Architecture: A Visual History
The Texas Architecture Web site provides an overview of the development of the built environment in Texas, as well as access to 3,971 digitized images documenting Texas architecture from the Marian Davis and D. Blake Alexander slide collections.
The Drury Blakeley Alexander Collection
3,214 slides were selected for digitization from Alexander’s vast collection. These slides represent Texas architecture from the 18th-21st centuries. Images consist of residential, civic, commercial and religious architecture, including more than 390 images of buildings at The University of Texas at Austin.
The Marian Davis Collection
Donated by the estate of Marian B. Davis, this collection consists of nearly 4,000 slides, 750 of which document 19th- and 20th-century architecture in Austin. Images of residential, civic and religious architecture are represented, including a special emphasis on turn-of-the-century commercial architecture on Congress Avenue and 6th Street (which has been included as part of this Web site).
Submitted by project managers:
Beth J. Dodd, Curator, Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries:
Elizabeth A. Schaub, Director, Visual Resources Collection, School of Architecture :
Collections in this community
Early 20th Century Collectionc. 1900 - 1941
Republic/Antebellum Collectionc. 1835 - 1861
Spanish Colonial/Mexican Collectionc, 1625 - 1835
Victorian Collectionc. 1861 - 1900