With its proximity to early Austin’s city limits, the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood was one of the city’s first “suburbs.” As such, it’s loaded with residential and commercial buildings from different periods of the city’s history. In fact this link to South Congress Avenue’s history dates back to 14th Century native tribes that roamed the area.
This undated photo shows the Bouldin family home, which sat on the site now occupied by Becker Elementary School, 906 W. Milton Street at Bouldin Avenue
This site gives a glimpse of the neighborhood’s significance in Austin’s past, present and future. It also provides economic and cultural reasons why it merits preservation while allowing it to evolve and prosper.