Texas Architecture: A Visual History showcases images selected from the D. Blake Alexander and Marian Davis slide collections held by the University of Texas Libraries Alexander Architectural Archive and the Visual Resources Collection (VRC), respectively. The collections are unique and valuable resources documenting architecture throughout Texas of both extant and razed buildings. The exhibit highlights turn-of-the-century commercial architecture on Congress Avenue and 6th Street with images taken in Austin in the late 1950s by the late Professor Davis, as well as images taken around Texas by Professor Emeritus D. Blake Alexander.
The VRC's exhibit complements the online exhibit by the same name funded by The University of Texas at Austin's UTOPIA initiative. UTOPIA projects are designed to open the University's doors of knowledge, research, and information to the public. The online exhibit provides an historical overview of the development of the built environment in Texas in addition to providing access to 3,971 digitized images documenting Texas architecture.
The VRC's images support teaching and research. View images via the online image collection.