Governors Mansion in Austin Texas Art Print

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A Museum Quality Art Print of the Governor's Mansion in Austin Texas. This scenic landscape shows this southern style plantation home with a United States and Texas flags flying on the wide upstairs porch. Green grass and trees surround this mansion with a nice sky overhead. Texas became a state in 1845 but it wasn't until 9 years later that the legislature finally approved 14,500.00 for the construction of a residence for the Governor. The contract was awarded to Austin builder Abner Cook. He adapted the popular Greek Revival style of architecture to the wild frontier land of Texas. The design includes a deep veranda, floor length windows and wide hallways which all helped provide cooling ventilation during the hot summers. The house was finally completed in 1856, six months later than specified in the contract, during these 6 months the builder had to pay for the Governor's rent in a boarding house. The fifth Governor of Texas, Elisha Marshall Pease, his wife Lucinda and their daughters became the first residents in this Mansion. Sam Houston became Governor in 1859 whose 8th child became the first baby born in the house. Andrew Jackson Houston, son of Sam, once locked the entire Texas legislature in a chamber of this house and hid the key.

At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a Fine Art Print made from a photograph in the Highsmith Collection entitled the Governor's Mansion in Austin Texas.

Inventory #73 - Geographic Art Prints

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