ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Memorial to the Great Builders of Texas

Artist
Hugo Villa
Collection
Austin Art in Public Places
Dates
  • Created, ca. 1936
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Description
This bronze bas-relief, attached to a granite stele, depicts symbols of Texas, including oil wells, airplanes, the state capitol, cowboys, and frontier families. The images characterize the people and industry of Texas from frontier days to the present. The monument, located on a traffic island near the state capitol, was likely created to commemorate the Texas centennial in 1936. Hugo Villa (1883-1948) was an Italian sculptor who worked in San Antonio during the 1930s.
Courtesy of Austin Art in Public Places
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Location
250 W. 12th St
Austin, TX 78701
United States

traffic island
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