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Texas State Association of Architects Charter

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THE STATE OF TEXAS)

TRAVIS COUNTY ) BEFORE ME THE UNDERSIGNED AUTHORITY, ON THIS DAY PERSONALLY APPEARED JOHN ANDREWARTHA, S. A. J. PRESTON AND J. N. PRESTON PERSONALLY KNOWN TO ME TO BE THE PERSONS WHOSE NAMES ARE SUBSCRIBED TO THE FOREGOING INSTRUMENT; AND ACKNOWLEDGED TO ME THAT THEY HAD SIGNED AND EXECUTED THE SAME FOR THE PURPOSES AND CONSIDERATIONS THERIN EXPRESSED.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND OFFICIAL SEAL THIS THE 27TH DAY OF JANUARY 1886. (SIGNED) JAMES D. SHEEKS NOTARY PUBLIC (LS) TRAVIS COUNTY TEXAS

(ENDORSED) CHARTER TEXAS STATE ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS. FILED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE JANUARY 27TH A. D. 1886.

(SIGNED) J. W. BAINES SECRETARY OF STATE

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Texas State Association of Architects Minutes and Proceedings

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Austin Tex. Jan'y 19th 1886

Minutes of the proceedings of the Convention of Architects held at Austin Jan'y 19th 188

Meeting called to order by S A J Preston Committe on State Organization of (W.A.A) Western Association of Architects -

On motion of J N Preston [?] - W.W. Larmour was chosen temporary chairman and on motion of J. Andrewartha S A J Preston was chosen temporary secretary and Oscar Ruffini assistant-[sect'y?] -

The following by J N Preston was read and adopted - Resolved That it is the sense of this meeting that a state association of Architects lie now or [?] in this place

On motion letters were read from absent architects -

Moved by J Andrewartha that the chair appoint [a com?] or permanent organization caused the chair appointed the following Com. [Mep N. Tobey?], J.N. Preston, J. Andrewartha, W.C. Dodson, and J. J Kane -

Moved by A.M.C. Nixon that a recess be taken to all the Com. [?] - carried.

Meeting called to order and the [?] organization reported as follows. Mr. Chairman [your?] [?] on permanent organization have the honor to report as follows. For President J.J. Cain of Fort Worth. First Vice President J.N. Preston of Austin, Second Vice President Nathaniel Tobey of Galveston. Sect'y S A J Preston of Austin. Treasurer + Ass. Sect'y W.W. Lamour of Waco. Com. N. Tobey Chair J.J. Cain, W.C. Dodson, J N Preston, J Andrewartha, Sect'y

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Afternoon session 3 pm

Meeting called to order - President in the chair

The [Com?] on membership reported the following as charter members

[?] J.J. Kain of Fort Worth A.N. Dawson J.E. Flanders Dallas W.C. Dodson Waco W.W. Larmour [?] W.W. Dudley [?] Nathaniel Tobey Galveston N.J. Clayton " W.H. Lydall " J. Larmour Austin A.M.C. Nixon " J.N. Preston " S.A.J. Preston " Oscar Ruffini " Jn. Andrewartha " E. T. Heiner Houston Geo. E. Dickey " Alfred Giles San Antonio James Wahrenberger " Albert Beckmann "

Names accepted report adopted and [com?] discharged

By request the com. on constitution and by law was allowed further time to report

After discussion by [?] Dodson Preston and Andrewartha in regard to standing it was decided by vote to defer

\left margin/ Also Haggart Fort Worth J.W. Kane [dr?]

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The committee also report that our secretary, S. A. J. Preston, has removed his residence to Los Angeles, Cal. and that through some inadvertance our minutes, papers, seal [?] were sent to him at the place. As soon as the fact was known the Executive Committe wrote to Mr. Preston for all property belonging to the Association and have received everything except the impresssion seal and the copy of Roberts Rules of Order, which we are assured will be sent at once.

We also report that our legislative bill, which was presented to the twentieth legislature, was defeated, and we recommend that a new bill be formulated with all offensive features eliminated and the same be presented to our association at its next annual meeting for [?] and perfection, with the view of its presentation to the twenty-first legislature.

Respectfully, W. C. Dodson Ch'm Ex. Com.

The report of S. A. J. Preston was referred to the Auditing Committee.

The Executive Committee reported favorably to the resolution

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