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Thursday, December 27, 2012

1885 Windows, Austin

Austin, Texas ~ February 5, 2011

I like the contrast between old and newer. This is another drive-by. There were a number of buildings on the street that I liked even better, but they are clearly taken on the move, so I will save them for a series. 

This building is dated 1885, one year before my ancestors and their associates founded Corona, California, where I grew up. It's interesting for me to have a touchstone for the world in which they lived at that time. They did not come from Texas, but from St. Louis and Sioux City, with ties and business connections in Boston and New York. I'm writing a book about their bringing their skills, money, and cultural preferences to the untamed wilds of Southern California.

My Web Page: tapirback.com

7 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I think I'd like to read that book...

Catherine Todd said...

I didn't know you grew up in Austin! I lived in San Antonio for many happy years of my life and have good friends in Austin, too. Music capitol of the world... well, Texas and the
Southwest, at least!

Loved what you said here: "I'm writing a book about their bringing their skills, money, and cultural preferences to the untamed wilds of Southern California."

Can't wait to read it!

Catherine Todd said...

Whoops, correction: "This building is dated 1885, one year before my ancestors and their associates founded Corona, California, where I grew up."

How interesting! Can't wait to read more.

Lee Spangler said...

It was a terrific day in Texas...

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

Beautiful building. I'm so happy to discover your blog about your book! I look forward to reading it one day.

Francisca said...

I like your windows series, Sheryl. And I hope to have time soon to spend more time on your Hudson blog again.

Lowell said...

I didn't think there was anything that old in Austin except the brains of Perry and his cohorts. :-)

Always loved Austin. Spent many happy times there.