Abner Cook has long been acknowledged as the most important architect in antebellum Texas. This extensively illustrated volume is the first to document fully his life and works. This well-told history of Cook’s life also presents a vivid account of 19th century Austin.
232 pp. 80 b&w illustrations
KENNETH HAFERTEPE is chair of the department of museum studies at Baylor University. He is the author of several books, including A History of the French Legation in Texas and A History of Ashton Villa.