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Detail from Sanborn Insurance Map of Austin, Texas,
1900, Sheet 29. For the key to the map, click here.
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As of 1905, the houses facing West 14th, from left to right, were home to the families of F. Patterson, an African-American;  F.S. Bowman; Oscar Montfort; and Rev. Dr. M. Rosenstein.  Mr. Montfort's household, at 709 West 14th, had 6 members, and the others each had 4.

The three homes facing Rio Grande, from north to south, belonged to the families of L.M. Ainsworth (with 2 members); J. Hall Phillips (5 members); and Annie Kemp, an African-American (4 members).

On the block's south side, from left to right, were the families of J.D. Roberdeau (6 members); John O. Oldright (2); Roger C. Roberdeau (2); and J.W. Gentry (5).

Source:  1905 City Directory, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.