Nestled among the slopes of Central Texas Hill Country, Austin has grown from its frontier beginning to earn nationwide renown as a leader in arts, business, and government. Four wars and urban redevelopment have repeatedly altered the city’s landscape and culture. Through its changes, Austin has endured and prospered through the persistence and innovation of its civic leaders.
With a selection of fine historic images from her bestselling book, Historic Photos of Austin, Marsia Hart Reese provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of Austin. This volume, Remembering Austin, captures the journey in still photography collected from the finest archives. The book follows life, government, education, and events spanning two centuries of Austin’s history. It captures unique and rare scenes as depicted in more than 100 historic photographs. Published in striking black-and-white, the images portray the events and people important to Austin’s history.