Conference Resources

2014 Annual Conference in Austin

Resources and information for conference participants

Restaurant Guide

We've put together a guide of food options within a 15-minute walk from the Hyatt Regency Austin.


Austin Chamber of Commerce

The Austin Chronicle

Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau

City of Austin

The End of Austin
Digital humanities project that explores urban identity in Austin

Preservation Austin


Historic Austin Tours 
This free app includes self-guided walking tours of Congress Avenue, East Sixth Street, and the Old West Austin neighborhood.

Historic Austin Tours 2
This app includes the Tejano Trail Tour, free with the download, and the Iconic Music Venues tour, available for an in-app purchase of $2.99. 

Official Visitors Guide to Austin (Free)
Get to know Austin's best barbecue joints, Tex-Mex spots, live music venues, and more.

Congress Avenue Bridge Bats

The bats at the Congress Avenue Bridge are returning to Austin just in time for the 2014 Annual Conference! For emergence times, visit Bat Conservation International.

Civil Rights Summit

On April 8-10, 2014, the LBJ Presidential Library will host a Civil Rights Summit to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Summit, comprised of afternoon panel discussions followed by evening keynote addresses, will reflect on the seminal nature of the civil rights legislation passed by President Johnson while examining civil rights issues in America and around the world today. Details and ticket information can be found at
Austin skyline

Chevron Foot Mart Mural, South Congress Avenue, Austin


Joel Warren Barna, The See-Through Years: Creation and Destruction in Texas Architecture and Real Estate, 1981-1991 (Houston: Rice University Press, 1992).

Billy Lee Brammer, The Gay Place (1961, reissued Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995).

David C. Humphrey & William W. Crawford, Jr., Austin: An Illustrated History (Sun Valley, CA: American Historical Press, 2001).

Molly Ivans, Molly Ivans Can't Say That, Can She? (New York: Vintage Press, 1992).

Jeffrey Stuart Kerr, Seat of Empire: The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas (Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press, 2013).

Joshua Long, Weird City: Sense of Place and Creative Resistance in Austin, Texas (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010).

Gerald Moorhead, with James W. Steely, W. Dwayne Jones, Anna Mod, John C. Ferguson, Cheryl Caldwell Ferguson, Mario L. Sánchez, and Stephen Fox, Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast (Buildings of the U.S., SAH and University of Virginia Press, 2013).

Austin Powell & Doug Freeman, eds., The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011).

William Dylan Powell, Austin Then & Now (Holt, MI: Thunder Bay Press, 2006).

Mando Rayo & Jarod Neece, Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day (Charlotte, SC: American Palate, 2013).

Lawrence W. Speck and Richard L. Cleary, The University of Texas at Austin: A Campus Guide (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2011).

William Scott Swearingen, Jr., Environmental City: People, Place, Politics, and the Meaning of Modern Austin (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010).

JSAH Articles

Below is a selection of articles from the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians covering topics related to Austin and/or Texas architecture.

Restoration, Reconstruction, or Romance? The Case of the Spanish Governor's Palace in Hispanic-Era San Antonio, Texas
Kenneth Hafertepe
Vol. 67, No. 3 (September 2008), pp. 412-433

Texas Gothic, French Accent: The Architecture of the Roman Catholic Church in Antebellum Texas
Richard Cleary
Vol. 66, No. 1 (March 2007), pp. 60-83

The Diffusion of the Community Shopping Center Concept during the Interwar Decades
Richard Longstreth
Vol. 56, No. 3 (Sep., 1997), pp. 268-293

The Custom House, Galveston, Texas, 1857-1861, by Ammi Burnham Young
Lawrence Wodehouse
Vol. 25, No. 1 (Mar., 1966), pp. 64-67

The Kaffee-Kirche at Fredericksburg, Texas, 1846
Marvin Eickenroht
Vol. 25, No. 1 (Mar., 1966), pp. 60-63

Architecture at the End of the South: Central Texas
Ernest Allen Connally
Vol. 11, No. 4 (Dec., 1952), pp. 8-12

The East Texas House
Elliot A. P. Evans
Vol. 11, No. 4 (Dec., 1952), pp. 1-7

The Restoration of the Manigault House
Beatrice St. J. Ravenal
Vol. 2, No. 4 (Oct., 1942), pp. 30-32