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Detail from Sanborn Insurance Map of Austin, Texas,
1935-Sept.1961, Sheet 29. For the key to the map, click here.
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In the late 1930s, the city vacated 13th Street to allow for the expansion of Austin High.  The south half of Block 153 was absorbed into the block to the south, leaving Block 153 half its original size.

Reference:  Brian Schenk, "The Austin High Story," in 100 Years of Education:  The Centennial History of Austin High, Stephen F. Austin High School Publications Dept., 1980, pg. 15.