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Austin History Center

810 Guadalupe St.
Favorite #34

PICA 17829

AF – Streets – Congress, 1920-1939

This photograph of Congress Ave. seems to have been taken several floors up from the Scarborough Building at 6th and Congress. The long exposure accounts for the streaks of headlights from oncoming traffic. While undated, the numerous cars parked on either side indicate that is was taken in the early decades of the 20th century. Trolley tracks can be seen to one side of the row of street lights glowing in the middle of the avenue.


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