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In 1936, the Texas Capitol could easily be seen from any direction. The tallest buildings at the time were the Littlefield Building at 6th Street and Congress Avenue, and the Driskill and Stephen F. Austin hotels. Today, protected view corridors, including one from the UT Tower, ensure that the Capitol isn’t completely swallowed up by the growth of downtown Austin. (

Aerial view of the state capitol and surrounding neighborhoods. The view is looking south past the main fountain, South Mall and down University Avenue toward the capitol from the University of Texas Tower.

Looking out of the brand new Littlefield Building at 6th and Congress Ave. Taken in 1911.

Aerial view of Congress Avenue looking north from the Littlefield Building at and Congress.

A moonlight tower beside a street that leads towards UT Tower. There are several cars and buildings further down the road.

A moonlight tower beside a street that leads towards UT Tower. There are several cars and buildings further down the road.

J. Frank Dobie- J. Frank Dobie seated with two men in uniform in front of The Littlefield Fountain and the UT tower. Jun11 1943

Frank Dobie- J. Frank Dobie seated with two men in uniform in front of The Littlefield Fountain and the UT tower.

Austin Tx 1895 - moontower

1895 - Picture from UT Main Building looking down University to the Capitol. Notice the Moon Tower, which had probably just recently been installed.

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