Images

HISTORICAL IMAGES

1895—“First electric tower erected in Austin
Hyde Park 41st & Speedway  150 [foot?] Tower on ave E 189[5]”
1895—“First electric tower erected in Austin
Hyde Park 41st & Speedway  150 [foot?] Tower on ave E 189[5]”
1900—Austin Dam and Powerhouse
1900—Austin Dam and Powerhouse
1905/10—Congress Avenue
1905/10—Congress Avenue
1930s—Workers at 9th and Guadalupe.
1930s—Workers at 9th and Guadalupe.
1930s—9th and Guadalupe
1930s—9th and Guadalupe
1944—World War II Servicemen
1944—World War II Servicemen
1947—Freedom Train
1947—Freedom Train
1948—Moonlight Tower Being Moved
1948—Moonlight Tower Being Moved
1954
1954
1954
1954
1993—As Portrayed in "Dazed and Confused"
1993—As Portrayed in "Dazed and Confused"
Today—41st and Speedway. Standing Since 1895.
Today—41st and Speedway. Standing Since 1895.

Digital images courtesy of University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Austin, Texas.

The Moonlight Towers of Austin, Texas stood throughout the 20th century.

Their 19th-century blueprints are compelling syntheses of industrial aesthetic and technological optimism.

Now available as stunning pieces of three-dimensional art.

From Austin Moonlight.