Block 129:

1935

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Detail from Sanborn Insurance Map of Austin, Texas, 1935,
Sheet 30. For the key to the map, click here.
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Mary Goodwin Sampson, who helped build the Sampson House, passed away in the 1920s.  Soon after that the house became home to her grandson, George Nalle, Sr. (son of Ernest Nalle and Georgia Sampson), and his bride, Ouida Ferguson (daughter of Governors "Ma" and "Pa" Ferguson).  The two had courted amid impeachment proceedings against Ouida's father.


If you compare this map with the 1900 map of this block, you'll notice some similarity between the apartment house on this map, at 1006 Nueces, and the Henricks House on the earlier map, at 1007 Rio Grande.  In the 1920s, it was rolled down the hill to face Nueces.


Source:  Sue Brandt McBee, Austin: The Past Still Present, Heritage Society of Austin, 1975, pg.78; Peter Flagg Maxson, "The Joseph & Nellie Henricks Burke House," unpublished paper, 2002.