Texas State Capitol

Completed: 1888
Architect: Elijah E. Myers

Photos: Robert Deering 6/25/2015

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986 for its "significant contribution to American history," the Texas Capitol is an impressive example of late 19th century public architecture. The largest in gross square footage of all state capitols, it is second in total size only to the National Capitol in Washington, D.C. Like several other state capitols, the Texas Capitol surpasses the National Capitol in height, rising almost 15 feet above its Washington counterpart.

ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Based on a word used by Caddo Indians meaning "friends"


STATE MOTTO: Lone Star State

1845 PREAMBLE: We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God.

LOCATION:  1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX


Mildred & Ferdie Deering
Photo: Cheryl Deering 1956

Cheryl & Robert Deering
Photo:Ferdie Deering 1956

Robert Deering
Photo: Ferdie Deering 1956

Robert Deering
Photo: Brenda Deering 1975

David & Duane Deering
Photo: Robert Deering 1984