Block 179:

1961

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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 1948 David Reed, who had lived in the Byrne-Reed House on the northeast corner for over 30 years, died in a Virginia plane crash.  Within a few years his widow, Laura Reed, had sold the house, and it was converted to office space.

As of 1960, the houses on the northwest and southeast corners were both vacant.  As the map indicates, the latter house was soon demolished.

Sources: "History of the Byrne-Reed House," on the website of Humanities Texas; 1960 City Directory, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.