The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has posted historic photos of various Texas capitol buildings over the years. If you have a Facebook account, you should take a look at them when you have some time.
The image you see below shows the 2nd capitol in Austin, built in 1856, as it burns in 1881. The current state capitol began construction soon after and was completed in 1888. Click here to view a short article on the first Republic of Texas capitol in Brazoria County.
Click on the image below to view the album.