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T.S.A.A.// hand written on left top margin//

CHARTER //Architectural hand written// OF THE TEXAS STATE ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS. -:-

OBJECTS OF THE ASSOCIATION.

THE OBJECTS OF THIS ASSOCIATION; ARE TO UNITE IN ONE COMMON FELLOWSHIP, THE ARCHITECTS OF TEXAS; TO COMBINE THEIR EFFORTS, SO AS TO PROMOTE THE ARTISTIC, SCIENTIFIC, AND PRACTTICAL EFFICIENCY OF THE PROFESSION; AND TO CULTIVATE AND ENCOURAGE THE KINDRED ARTS; AND TO CORRECT UNPROFESSIONAL PRACTICES. ARTICLE I. THE NAME OF THIS ASSOCIATION SHALL BE 'THE TEXAS STATE ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS'. ARTICLE II. THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ASSOCIATION, SHALL CONSIST OF FELLOWS AND HONORARY MEMBERS. ARTICLE III. THE OFFICERS OF THIS ASSOCIATION, SHALL BE, A PRESIDENT; TWO VICE PRESIDENTS; SECRETARY AND TREASURER; AND FIVE TRUSTEES; THE TRUSTEES SHALL CONSTITUTE THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION SHALL BE EX-OFFICIO A MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. ARTICLE IV. THE CITY OF AUSTIN, SHALL BE THE PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS OF SAID ASSOCIATION; BUT IN VIEW OF ITS OBJECTS AND PURPOSES, SAID ASSOCIATION MAY HOLD ITS MEETINGS AT SUCH TIMES AND PLACES AS MAY BE REGULATED BY ITS BY-LAWS. ARTICLE V. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE OFFICERS, FOR THE FIRST YEAR, AND UNTIL THEIR SUCCESSORS ARE ELECTED:

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Texas State Association of Architects Clippings

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STATE ARCHITECTS.

Minutes of the Twelfth Annual Convention of the Association.

The State Association of Architects held their twelfth annual convention yesterday at the Oriental hotel.

The convention was called to order by President Gordon at 11 a.m. The minutes of the last convention were read and approved, followed by the president's address, after which many papers upon subjects of much interest to the profession were read.

The report of the executive committee was approved, and new members were elected subject to their passing an examination before the examining board, which will hereafter be appointed by the president.

[Drawing of J. Riley Gordon] J. RIELY GORDON, President, San Antonio. //right margin// Dallas News Oct 2 1901

J. Riley Gordon was elected president for the third time, Burt McDonald of Austin vice president, H. A. Overbeck of Dallas secretary, A. A. Meyer of Fort Worth treasurer.

The afternoon session was taken up principally by the discussion of new methods of construction, including several interesting lectures upon wiring, plumbing, foundations, etc.

Mr. George R. Mann of the St. Louis chapter of the American Institute of Architects was invited to address the convention. He chose as his subject "Heating and Ventilation." The address was technical, accompanied by many tests and experiments. He received a vote of thanks.

The convention will hereafter be held in Dallas during the fair, the exact date to be designated by the president.

A committee was appointed to formulate [a?] design to be engraved and used as a certificate of membership as well as for a new seal for the association.

The convention adjourned and had its annual dinner at the Oriental hotel.

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Texas State Association of Architects Correspondence

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Office of N. J. CLAYTON & CO. Architects, Corner Strand and 22d Street P. O. BOX 113 TELEPHONE 445

N. J. CLAYTON. P. S. RABITT.

Galveston, Texas Dec 30 1890

Geo. W. Stewart Esq Secy Ta of A Dallas

Dear [?]

Your communication of 18th inst informing of the Convention to be held in Ft Worth on Jan 20/91 is recd. You direct my attention to 2nd of 3rd clause pg 11 of last annual report. I [?] no copy of such report to ref to

I [?] that day in accordance with your request to [order?] of A. Ullrich Treas. Dallas $10 to cover initiation fee & dues for [90]-91

I shall use my best endeavours to arrange my business so as to be present at the Convention at Ft Worth on the date mentioned

Fraternally Yours

P. S. Rabitt

//blue pencil notation left of closing salutation// Treasurer

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Texas State Association of Architects Expenses-Dues

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Waco May 13th 1890

To the Executive Committee of the TSAA the following is the disbursements of the Secretary for the year 1889, 1890

By [amount] of [??] [Pres.] W.C. Dodson 75.00
On hand from [amount] not turned over to Treas. 20.00
To [Lakes] of Proceedings 300 copies each day 20.00
" Extra notices 3.00
" Telegram R.C. McLean .75
" E.T. Heiner .40
Postage 1.00
1000 [Act] Legislature 15.00
[Expensage an acts] .35
500 Copies minutes 20.00
Postage on proceedings 3.60
Stationary 3.55
Postage 1.00
Notice [or or on?] [unit...?] San Antonio 5.50
Ballance [Balance] on hand 20.85
$95.00 $95.00
W.W. Larmour Secty Texas.S.A.A.

Apr J. J. Kane

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