Austin American-Statesman: The bridge at the park was once part of the Congress Avenue Bridge. Known as Old Moore's Crossing, it stood downtown from 1886 to 1910. Parts of it washed away in a flood when it was over Onion Creek.
Austin American-Statesman: The mansion was built in 1854, and was heavily damaged by an arsonist in 2008. It's been the home of every governor since 1856, and is the fourth-oldest governor's mansion in the U.S.
Cemetery · Central East Austin · 4 tips and reviews
Austin American-Statesman: Austin's oldest city-owned cemetery, sits just south of Disch-Falk Field. The cemetery dates to the mid 1850s, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Austin American-Statesman: The main church, constructed in 1854-1855, makes it the oldest standing church, and one of the oldest buildings, in Austin. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Austin American-Statesman: Susanna Dickinson, who survived the siege of the Alamo, lived in this house after the famous battle. It was lost in history when it was enclosed by another building. It opened in 2010 as a museum.
Austin American-Statesman: This tree is the last of the Council Oaks, a grove of 14 trees that served as a meeting place for Comanche and Tonkawa tribes. In 1989, the tree was poisoned with herbicide, almost killing it.
History Museum · Central East Austin · 17 tips and reviews
Austin American-Statesman: The historic residence was built by the French diplomat Alphonse Dubois de Saligny to the Republic of Texas in 1840-41. It became a museum under the Daughters of The Republic of Texas in 1956.
Capitol Building · Downtown Austin · 202 tips and reviews
Austin American-Statesman: The largest state capitol building in the United States, the Texas Capitol was constructed from 1882-1888. It is built of limestone and pink granite. The granite came from nearby Marble Falls.
Austin American-Statesman: Built in 1886 as the showplace of a cattle baron, the hotel stands as a landmark of Texas hospitality. The luxury hotel is close to the Capitol, Convention Center and entertainment districts.