Texas State Association of Architects Minutes and Proceedings

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The conv. also reported and recommended the before mentioned "Rules of Practice" which were adopted -

On motion of J. Andrewartha the sect'y was instructed and authorized to purchase one hundered copies of the Austin Daily Statesman containing each days proceedings and distribute marked copies [?] where they will be calculated to do the most good -

The following resolution was presented by Mr. J. N. Preston - Resolved that the following fellows shall constitute the members of the Executive Com. for the ensuing year. Mr. J. Andrewartha chair, Mr. W. C. Dodson - Waco; Mr. James Wahrenberger San Antonio, Mr. E. J. Heiner - Houston; Mr. J. E. Flanders, Dallas; -adopted-

On motion Mr. J Haggert of Fort Worth was added to the list of charter members

Convention adjourned until 9.30 pm

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Afternoon session 2:30 pm

President called the meeting to order and the report of the com. on charter and [seal?] was received [&?] requesting further time in which to report which was granted

On motion it was decided to refer to the executive com. the question of drafting a final bill [repudiating?] the practice of architecture for presentation to the legislature -

It was moved and carried that this association hold its next regular meeting in Austin on the third Tuesday of January 1887.

On motion an appropriation of $75.00 was made for the purpose of procuring charter paying for [?] and [?] expenses -

The name of J J Caine of Fort Worth was proposed for membership in this Ass'in and on motion his name was added to the list of charter members -

The follow resolution was adapted

Resolved that the thanks of Texas State Ass'in of Archts be tendered to [W] Tom Smith for the use of the Parlors of the Hotel Brunswick for the meetings of this convention.

On motion the secty was authorized to have printed five hundred copies of the Constitution, By Laws and Rules of Practice.

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The following resolution presented by Mr. Andrewartha was adopted and ordered [spread?] on the minutes - Whereas: It appears that [press?] abuses and [pernicious?] practices exist and have been [?] in selecting plans, contracts and superintending public and private buildings throughout this state [?] to the best public and private architects of the state and to the advancement of the arch. profession and practice of building, and most abuses can be traced both directly and indirectly to the agency of scheming manufacturer's agents, contractors and others for their selfish and speculative purposes.

Therefor be it resolved and it is recommended by this convention that the entire fellowship of this association and nearly all the best renown architects throughout the state and others who may locate [the?] duly qualified and become fellows of this association as soon as practicable to procure legal rights, and petition the coming legislative assembly of this state to make and pass laws to govern all matter pertaining to our profession for the good of the state [?] and the advancement of skill in both the profession and the practice of building and to use all lawful and fair means and influences to secure success.

It was moved that the convention now adjourn. Carried.

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Proceedings of the Executive Committee of the T.S.A.A. - Austin, Jan 17-'87

Meeting called to order Chairman Andrewartha and members Heiner, Dodson, Wahrenberger present, and Sec'y Preston.

Chairman of the committee authorized to telegraph to Mr. Kane to be present to open the Convention.

Application for memberships in the Association was rec'd from Mr. Sam P. Herbert; recommended by W. W. Larmour and W. C. Dodson; - the applicant was admitted.

Also from A. B. Bristol of Dallas - not admitted Also from Mr. Clark of Dallas -not admitted.

Resolution of endorsement and assistance from the Texas Society of Engineers, to be presented to the associatio T.S.A.A Association was received and and ordered spread on the minutes of the proceedings.

The bill of Mr. Andrewartha of expense incurred as Chrm, Executive Com. approved and ordered paid.

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Proceedings of the second annual meeting of the T.S.A.A.

Meeting called to order by Pres. Kane in the chair -

Reading of minutes of last meeting be dispensed with.

Report of standing com. called for more time; asked which was granted. Meeting adjourned until [F. P. W.]

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