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Lamar Boulevard
c. 1920s Photograph of dirt road known as Shoal Creek Boulevard
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Looking north at 19th Street along Shoal Creek Boulevard, which once ran alongside the creek from 12th to 29th Streets, prior to the rerouting of the creek and making Lamar Boulevard in 1940.
1940 Photograph of residential street known as Ruiz Street
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Looking north along the 700 block of Ruiz Street, as it was previously called, just prior to widening and renaming the street to Lamar Boulevard (Ruiz stretched between 6th and 12th).
c. 1940 Photograph of roadwork along Ruiz Street
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Road widening in progress on Ruiz Street, looking south from 9th Street.
c. 1950s Photograph of intersection of Lamar and West Sixth Street
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Looking south at the intersection of Lamar and West Sixth (as if standing on the corner of the today's Whole Foods Market) with the old McKean home at 1003 W. 6th situated on the southwest corner.
1998 Photograph of intersection of Lamar and West Sixth Street
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Looking north at Lamar and 6th Street with Whole Foods Market on the northwest corner.
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Congress Avenue Lamar Blvd 6th Street Guadalupe Street East Avenue 1st Street 19th Street Street Name Origins Quiz