Block 153:

1935

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Detail from Sanborn Insurance Map of Austin, Texas, 1935,
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Around 1930 members of the Ainsworth family, which had been living on the block's northeast corner in 1905, moved into the new little house next door at 705 W.14th.

A couple other families had also remained on the block since 1905 or earlier.  The Montfort family was still at 709 W.14th (which had been enlarged from 1 to 2 stories), and the Roberdeau family was still at 704 W.13th. 

The Roberdeaus wouldn't be there much longer, though.  Within a few years, the southern half of the block would be gone.


Source:  Austin City Directories, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.