This historic map of Austin, Texas was created in 1887 by Augustus Koch, a prominent 19th century map maker. The map shows a bird’s eye view of Austin as it used to be, including street names and old landmarks.

Landmarks on the map include¬†The University of Texas, Jewish Synagogue, Roman Catholic Church, Insane Asylum, Blind Asylum, Masonic Temple, City Hospital, General Land Office, Governor’s Mansion,¬†Millett Opera House, City Water Works, Driskill Hotel, Calcasieu Lumber Yard, and more.

This historic map of Austin has been restored by KNOWOL. Reproductions of the restored map are available here.

Historic Old Map of Austin, Texas from 1887


This historic map of Austin makes an attractive addition to your office, library, or den and can even be used to teach children the geography and history of the area. When you’re done exploring, click here to get your copy of the restored map.