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The History of Austin Texas

Feb 22

Austin Texas is a city with a rich history, a thriving music scene and lots of fun things to do. Its idiosyncratic and independent spirit makes it one of the most interesting cities in the country. Its reputation as an unusual, liberal-minded place to live draws many people from around the state and beyond to move here.

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The Capital of Texas and the seat of Travis County, Austin was first settled by Germans and Swedish immigrants in the 1830s. Over the years, it has developed a unique cultural identity, with deep European and Mexican roots. It is a place of kitsch and quirky creativity and it has a surprisingly long tradition of racial integration.

Blacks and Hispanics began to make inroads into the political sphere in Austin between the 1950s and 1980s, winning school board and city council seats. It was during this time that the city started to reshape its government as a Council-Manager form of government.

During this time, Austin's Commission form of government was abolished and a new Charter was passed that would restructure the city's administration. The City Manager took on responsibility for city departments such as zoning and fire.

In the Commission system, commissioners and the mayor operated as the heads of these departments. The commission also voted on city policies and ordinances.

However, the Commission form of government was not the ideal form of government for Austin. The city's population grew rapidly and the government was stretched to its limit. Ultimately, it was decided that the Council-Manager form of government would be better for Austin.

The city's most prominent citizens campaigned for change and a Charter was passed. It established the City Manager as the city's chief executive. This was the beginning of a new era for the city and Austin's reputation as a great place to live.

Another historical change in Austin's government was the creation of the city's Historic District in 1961. This designation protects landmarks and buildings of historic importance.

Several notable architectural styles can be found in the city's Historic District including Greek Revival, Neoclassical and Romanesque styles. The area is a popular destination for visitors and locals who want to see the city's oldest homes and learn more about the city's history.

When traveling through the city, be sure to visit the Texas State Capitol and the University of Texas campus. Both of these places are well-known and popular with tourists and students.

A short drive from downtown Austin is Hyde Park, a charming and historic neighborhood filled with adorable bungalows. It is a place where history and preservation are a priority for homeowners. You will find a number of quaint little shops and restaurants in the neighborhood that cater to tourists and locals alike.

You can easily spend a day exploring the surrounding small historic towns of Fredericksburg, Driftwood and New Braunfels. These charming towns offer a wide range of activities such as wine tasting, water parks, distilleries, and antique shopping to name a few.