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Wooldridge Park

 
 
Wooldridge Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 3, 2007
1. Wooldridge Park Marker
Inscription. This area was designated as a public square on original 1839 plat of City of Austin, but lay vacant for 70 years. In an era of civic pride, the park was developed and opened on June 18, 1909, with dedicatory address being made by the Honorable A.P. Wooldridge (1847-1930), who was mayor of Austin from 1909 to 1919, and honored in the naming of the park. Mayor Wooldridge was instrumental in organizing the city’s first public school system, in bringing the Austin & Northwestern Railroad here, and in building the first Colorado River dam within the city.
 
Erected 1971 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6428.)
 
Location. 30° 16.331′ N, 97° 44.719′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Guadalupe Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Guadalupe St, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Austin's Moonlight Towers (within shouting distance of this marker); 1933 Austin Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Hirshfeld Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Hirshfeld House
Wooldridge Park image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 3, 2007
2. Wooldridge Park
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Third Site For Travis County Government (about 400 feet away); Austin Woman’s Club (about 600 feet away); The Boardman-Webb House (about 700 feet away); Zachary Taylor Fulmore (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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