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Austin History Center

810 Guadalupe St.
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AF – Subdivisions – Hyde Park

Hyde Park was Austin’s first suburb, dating back to 1891. The area was developed by Monroe Martin Shipe to be an affluent neighborhood featuring a streetcar system and a large artificial lake. A resort area with a pavilion was an ideal location for plays, concerts, and dances. The area had previously been very rural and was used as grounds for the Texas State Fair.


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