Block 129:

1894

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Detail from Sanborn Insurance Map
of Austin, Texas, January 1894, Sheet 5.
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George Washington Sampson passed away in 1888, at the age of 63.  His wife, Mary Goodwin Sampson, and their daughters, Asher and Georgia, continued to live at the Sampson Home, on the southwest corner of the block.

These lots on the east half of the block must have made great yards for the kids growing up here.   Little Shoal Creek was still flowing down Nueces at this point.


Sources: Sue Brandt McBee, Austin: The Past Still Present, Heritage Society of Austin, 1975, pg.78; Historical Marker for the Sampson Home.