By Allen Childs
Now indexed within the nationwide check in of historical locations, 6th highway all started greater than a hundred and seventy years in the past because the in simple terms point pathway into the city of Austin from the east. initially referred to as Pecan road, all through its background the road used to be additionally a degree enjoying box for retailers and minorities, for moneyed dynasties and little mom-and-pop locations. whilst Austin used to be a segregated society, 6th highway was once a standout exception the place humans of all races lived and labored. by means of 1871, the coming of the railroad kindled the explosive improvement of Pecan road into Austin's first mercantile middle. It was once domestic to Austin's first resort, Bullock's at Congress street and Pecan highway; the 1st struggle with the govt of the hot Republic of Texas; and the 1st brothel. within the Nineteen Seventies, the industrial district suffered a few deterioration. Then, because it has performed sooner than, 6th road was once reborn, this time because the 6th road ancient leisure District. enjoyed via Austin citizens and viewers alike, 6th road is Texas's most renowned thoroughfare.
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Sixth Street (Images of America) by Allen Childs