Austin History Quiz Answer 14 - Austin History Center

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Walker's Austex Chili Company, October 15, 1952, ND-52-225-01 detail, Neal Douglass Photograph Collection, photo by Neal Douglass

Austin History Quiz Answer 14

Where was "Chili Square"?

It was where Republic Square is now, framed by Guadalupe, 4th, San Antonio and 5th Streets. Walker's Austex Chili Company had its office at 310 San Antonio Street and its plant at 500-502 West 5th Street from the 1920s to the 1950s. Also, up until the 1920s, the blocks surrounding this square were populated by a large number of Mexican-Americans.

 

Question 15
What 1940s Austin nightclub was on the "Chitlin' Circuit"?

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