Arguendo and Dixi have been residents of Austin, TX for most of 20+ years. We have tons of pictures from our time spent here and continue to take pictures around town. Here we plan on showing a picture each day. We hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wall of Welcome Tiles - 3

When residents moved into the new subdivisions in this area, most streets were dirt or gravel, including Anderson Lane and Burnet Road. Air conditioning was not common then, so during summer residents had to choose between keeping windows closed and being hot, or opening windows and letting in dust and noise.

Owners were required to pay to have paved streets or sidewalks in the front of their homes. If someone couldn't afford to pay, that spot was left unpaved.

In 1947, Hancock Creek, which we know today as Arroyo Seco, was made larger to help drain the swampy land around it, making development in that area possible. C.H. Lester helped build the arroyo and graded the streets.

During the 1940s there was a 50 acre airport off Koenig Lane east of Lamar.

From Crestview

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