Tuesday, May 12, 2009
That's FFP admiring the Auction Oaks. These trees (live oaks) are probably two hundred years old and are in Republic Park. The building behind is our home. The lots for the original downtown Austin (then Waterloo) were auctioned under these trees in 1839 to lay out the new capital city of the Republic of Texas. They have been recently revitalized by city arborists in their home in Republic Square Park. Another awesome live oak survives a couple of blocks west of here, too, next to a bank parking lot.