The residence of Valentine O. Weed (300 E. 4th Street), location of the murder of Mary Ramey. Earliest photo circa 1900, later re-modeled in the colonial revival style circa 1940, and finally demolished, as a parking lot 1997. PICH 00103 Austin History Center. PICH 02612 Austin History Center. 300 East 4th Street. 1997. I took the photo of the location in 1997. For some reason I thought I… Read more.
"Officer Sendry reports that someone entered Gov. Ireland's room last night and stole a pair of pants and one dollar in the pockets." -- 17 MAR 1885. Austin Police Calls. Gov. John Ireland The above incident is the perfect metaphor for Austin in the spring of 1885 -- a time when it was possible for someone to sneak into the Governor's Mansion, enter his bedroom and steal his pants away in the middle of the night, never… Read more.
In spite of already knowing the story, I was nevertheless turning the pages as fast as I could to find out what happened. Read more.