George Boutwell’s

Auction Oaks

Painting completed in: 2011

In 1839 Lots for the soon to be City of Austin were surveyed and laid out. It was under these trees that Sheriff Charles King of Bastrop, Auctioned 301 city lots for a total of $182,585, almost enough to pay for the government buildings to be constructed. These Trees are located in Downtown Austin near the corner of 4th and San Antonio Streets in what is now known as Republic Square.