The woman stands upright on the first step of the bandstand. The camera catches her in profile, dressed in summer whites, plunged in full sunlight. A gossamer veil billows from her wide-brimmed hat.
The year, according to one Austin historian, is likely 1915. The place is unquestionably Wooldridge Square Park, one of the city’s four original public squares, transformed from an informal dump into a pristine urban retreat in 1909.
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Wooldridge Park Reopens
7:30–9:30 a.m. Movability Pop Up Breakfast
10:30 a.m. Grand Reopening Ribbon Cutting
11:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. Food Trucks and Live Music with Dale Watson
7:30–9 a.m. Tai Chi Ch’uan for all
10 a.m.–noon Let Your Voice Be Heard and Story Walk
12:30–3:30 p.m. Giant Chess
1:30-8 p.m. Imagination Playground
4:30-5:30 p.m. Texas Juggling Society
5:30-6 p.m. Austin School for the Performing & Visual Arts
6–8 p.m. Austin Symphony Big Band
Michael Barnes writes about Austin’s people, places, culture and history.