This well preserved map of Austin from the early days of the Republic shows that, although some spellings have changed, the names of the north-south "river" streets have persisted to this day. The modern east-west numbered streets, however, were once named after trees. You may draw your own conclusions from the fact that the same amount of land was set aside for a "Penitentiary" (lower left) as was dedicated to the "Capital Square". This excellent reproduction is printed on heavy acid-free stock and is excellent for framing.
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