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Drawings and Photographs

Selected drawings and photographs from the Ruffini Collection are available on this website. Click each thumbnail for a larger view. For a complete list of Ruffini materials at the Texas State Library and Archives, see the Finding Aid.

 

Works of F.E. Ruffini

#134, Hancock Building, Austin, Texas, [1880?]

Hancock building thumbnail1961/001-24 Front elevation [linen; 53 cm x 69 cm].

 

 

 

#227, City hall and school building, Rockdale, Texas, [1883]

Rockdale school and city hall thumbnail 1961/001-37 Front elevation (south) [linen; 48 cm x 49 cm]

  

 

 

 

Rockdale school and city hall thumbnail 1961/001-38 Front elevation (west)  

 

 

 

 

Rockdale school and city hall thumbnail 1961/001-35 First floor

  

 

 

 

Rockdale school and city hall thumbnail 1961/001-36 Second floor

  

 

 

 

Rockdale school and city hall thumbnail 1961/001-39 Transverse section

  

 

 

 

 

#253, [St. Mary's Academy], Austin, Texas, [1883]

St. Mary's Academy thumbnail1961/001-43 South elevation [paper; 43 cm x 63 cm]

 

 

 

St. Mary's academy thumbnail1961/001-44 Oblique perspective

 

 

 

 

#303, Blanco County Courthouse, Blanco, Texas, [1885?]

Blanco County Courthouse thumbnail1961/001-59  North elevation [linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]

 

 

 

Blanco County Courthouse thumbnail1961/001-60  West elevation

 

 

 

Blanco County Courthouse thumbnail1961/001-61  South elevation

 

 

 

Blanco County Courthouse thumbnail1961/001-62  Longitudinal section

 

 

 

Blanco County Courthouse thumbnail1961/001-63 Iron work, detail [1]

 

 

 

 

 

Blanco County Courthouse thumbnail1961/001-63  Iron work, detail [2]

 

 

 

Blanco County Courthouse thumbnail1961/001-64  Carpentry work, detail

 

 

 

Blanco County Courthouse thumbnail1961/001-65  North entrance, detail

 

 

 

 

 

 

Works of Oscar Ruffini

#4, [Veck-Sterrett] bank, [1884]

Veck-Sterrett bank thumbnail 1961/001-131 Front elevation, elevation of angle [linen; 42.5 cm x 61 cm]

 

 

 

Veck-Sterrett bank thumbnail 1961/001-132 Side elevation

 

 

 

Veck-Sterrett bank thumbnail 1961/001-133 Bank vault

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veck-Sterrett bank thumbnail 1961/001-133 First floor plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veck-Sterrett bank thumbnail 1961/001-133 Second floor plan

 

 

 

#13, S. Lapowski and Brothers Building, 1885

S. Lapowski & Brothers building thumbnail1961/001-134 Front elevation [linen; 35 cm x 47.5 cm]

 

 

 

S. Lapowski & Brothers building thumbnail1961/001-135 Transverse section

 

 

 

 

S. Lapowski & Brothers building thumbnail1961/001-136 Longitudinal section

 

 

 

#35, Southern Presbyterian Church, San Angelo, 1886

Southern Presbyterian church thumbnail1961/001-145 Front and west elevations [paper; 38.5 cm x 66 cm]

 

 

 

Recreation Hall, Turn Verein, San Angelo, undated

Recreation Hall Turn Verein thumbnail1961/001-319 #294, General plan, north and west elevations, [paper, 53.5 cm x 61 cm]

 

 

 

Coleman School, Coleman, Texas, [1888]

Coleman school thumbnail1961/001-455 [Front] elevation [linen; 51 cm x 58 cm]

 

 

 

Coleman school thumbnail1961/001-456 Elevation

 

 

 

Coleman school thumbnail1961/001-457 Elevation

 

 

 

Coleman school thumbnail1961/001-458 Elevation

 

 

 

 

Photographs

Prints and photographs, [ca. 1877]-1902, 21 images Prints and photographs are images of completed buildings and architectural renderings of proposed structures designed by F. E. and Oscar Ruffini, dating from [ca. 1877] to 1902. Most of the buildings represented are courthouses and jails, with one residence, one bank building, one Oddfellows meeting hall, and the Old Main Building of the University of Texas at Austin included. Images are of buildings located throughout Texas, including Austin, Ballinger, Blanco, Coleman, Corsicana, Georgetown, Groesbeck, Henderson, Longview, [Menardville?], New Braunfels, Ozona, Paint Rock, and Sulphur Springs. Handwritten descriptions on the photographs are the basis for titles. Duplicate photographs with different handwritten descriptions have been described separately.

Preferred Citation (Identify the item), Prints and photographs, Ruffini Collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

 

Residence of R.S. BowanOther Type Photo 1961/001-1 Coleman, Texas. Residence of R. S. Bowan, [ca. 1890] [albumen commercial card (5.5 x 8.5 in.); 4 x 5 copy negative] Group of men posed standing on the porch of the newly constructed house, designed by Oscar Ruffini. [See Architectural drawings series for house plans.]

 

 

Ballinger First National BankOther Type Photo 1961/001-2 [Ballinger, Texas. First National Bank], [ca. 1890] [albumen commercial card (4.5 x 8 in.)] Men posed before the structure, designed by Oscar Ruffini. Image is mounted on card advertising "Crews, McGregor, & Co." [See Architectural drawings series for bank plans.]

 

 

Gregg County courthouseOther Type Photo 1961/001-3 [Longview, Texas?]. Courthouse [similar to the built Gregg County Courthouse], [between 1878 and 1890] [half plate tintype (4 x 5.5 in.)] Copy of architectural rendering, design by F. E. Ruffini. [See Architectural drawings series for courthouse plans of similar design.]

 

 

Mendard County courthouseOther Type Photo 1961/001-4 [Menardville, Texas?]. [Menard County?] courthouse and jail, August 1885 or 1886 [albumen cabinet card (4 x 6 in.)] Designed by Oscar Ruffini (?), photographed by W. H. Baker. [See Architectural drawings series for renderings.]

 

 

Maverick County courthouseOther Type Photo 1961/001-5 Eagle Pass, Texas. Maverick County Courthouse, December 1, 1886 [albumen boudoir card (4.5 x 7.5); 4 x 5 copy negative] Designed by James W. Wahrenberger & Albert Felix Beckman of San Antonio, completed in 1885.

 

 

Concho County courthouseOther Type Photo 1961/001-6 Paint Rock, Texas. Concho County Courthouse, 1886 [albumen commercial card (4.5 x 6.5 in.)] The courthouse was completed in 1886, designed by F. E. Ruffini with construction supervised by Oscar Ruffini. A group of men is posed before the structure. [See Architectural drawings series for courthouse plans.]

 

 

Crockett County courthouseOther Type Photo 1961/001-7 Ozona, Texas. Crockett County courthouse, 1902 [gelatin print commercial card (4.5 x 6.5 in.)] Recently completed structure, designed by Oscar Ruffini. [See Architectural drawings series for courthouse plans.]

 

 

Blanco County CourthouseOther Type Photo 1961/001-8 [Blanco, Texas. Blanco County Courthouse?], [1885?] [albumen commercial card (5.5 x 8 in.)] People posed with the newly completed structure, designed by F. E. Ruffini . James Rolle, photographer (?) [Photograph identified as Mills County Courthouse, Goldthwaite, Texas in Gone from Texas: Our Lost Architectural Heritage by Willard B. Robinson.]

 

 

Williamson County CourthouseOther Type Photo 1961/001-9 and 10 Georgetown, Texas. Williamson County Courthouse, [ca. 1877-1879] [albumen commercial cards (6 x 7.5 in.); 4 x 5 copy negatives] Images are copy photos of architectural renderings by F. E. Ruffini for the proposed structure. May have also been related to the design for the Hays County and Robertson County courthouses in San Marcos and Franklin.

 

 

Hopkins County courthouseOther Type Photo 1961/001-11 and 12 Sulphur Springs, Texas. Hopkins County Courthouse, [ca. 1882] [albumen commercial cards (6 x 7.5 in.); 4 x 5 copy negatives] Images are two copy photos of architectural renderings by F. E. Ruffini for the proposed building. May have also related to design for the Wood County courthouse in Quitman, Texas.

 

 

Gregg County courthouseOther Type Photo 1961/001-13 Longview, Texas. Gregg County Courthouse of 1878, [between 1879 and 1897] [albumen commercial card (6 x 8 in.); 4 x 5 copy negative] Designed by F. E. Ruffini.

 

 

 

Rusk County courthouseOther Type Photo 1961/001-14 Henderson, Texas. Rusk County Courthouse, [ca. 1878-1879] [albumen commercial card (6 x 7.5 in.); 4 x 5 copy negative] Copy photo of architectural rendering by F. E. Ruffini for the proposed structure.

 

 

 

Navarro County courthouseOther Type Photo 1961/001-15 Corsicana, Texas. Navarro County Courthouse, [ca. 1880-1882] [albumen commercial card (6.5 x 8 in.); 4 x 5 copy negative] Copy photo of architectural rendering by F. E. Ruffini for the proposed structure.

 

 

 

Comal County prisonOther Type Photo 1961/001-16 New Braunfels, Texas. "Comal County Prison," [ca. 1878-1879] [albumen commercial card (6 x 8 in.); 4 x 5 copy negative] Copy photo of architectural rendering by F. E. Ruffini for the proposed jail. May have also been related to the design for the Collin County and Robertson County jails in McKinney and Franklin. [See Architectural drawings series for jail plans.]

 

Limestone County jailOther Type Photo 1961/001-17 Groesbeck, Texas. Limestone County Jail, [ca. 1880] [albumen commercial card badly torn around the right edge (5 x 7.5 in.); 4 x 5 copy negative] Copy photo of architectural rendering by F. E. Ruffini for proposed structure.

 

 

 

Oddfellows meeting hallOther Type Photo 1961/001-18a and 18b Independent Order of Oddfellows meeting hall, [ca. 1879] [albumen commercial card (7.5 x 4.5 and 7 x 5 in.), two views mounted on same card] Copy photos of architectural renderings by F. E. Ruffini for proposed structure.

 

 

Old Main Building of the University of TexasOther Type Photo 1961/001-19a and 19b Austin, Texas. [Architectural rendering, Old Main Building], University of Texas, F.E. Ruffini, architect, [rotogravure, 8 x 10, 2 copies]

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