Old State Capitol Building Ruins
Congress Avenue at 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701
+1 512 475 3366
Originally housing the first classes ever held by the University of Texas at Austin
in 1894, the remains of Austin's first state house is directly across from the current State Capitol Building
. Once serving as a temporary capitol building after a fire destroyed the original, the only remains are the foundation and cistern. Take a moment and consider the great achievements, trials and tribulations that have molded Texas into the state it is today.