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Austin History Center

512-974-7480
810 Guadalupe St.
PICA 21039

[Austin Cityscape], circa 1890s, PICA 21039 detail

Austin History

Are you interested in the general history of Austin, Texas?  We have a number of useful basic reference books and files available in our Reading Room.  Or, you can read a brief history of Austin below.

You may also want to look at the history-related links in Everything Austin.

Do you already know your stuff when it comes to the history of Austin?  For fun, take our quiz! Or, use it as an Austin FAQ.