Congress Avenue Historic District

Human settlement in Austin, Texas, United States of America

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Congress Avenue Historic District
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Downtown Austin and the State Capitol as seen from Congress Avenue.
Congress Avenue Historic District is located in Texas
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Congress Avenue Historic District is located in the United States
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LocationCongress Ave. from 1st to 11th Sts., Austin, Texas
Coordinates30°16′4″N 97°44′33″W / 30.26778°N 97.74250°W / 30.26778; -97.74250Coordinates: 30°16′4″N 97°44′33″W / 30.26778°N 97.74250°W / 30.26778; -97.74250
Area38.3 acres (15.5 ha)
Built1839
ArchitectMultiple
Architectural styleLate Victorian, Skyscraper
NRHP reference No.78002989[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 11, 1978

Congress Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Austin, Texas. The street is a six-lane, tree lined avenue that cuts through the middle of the city from far south Austin and goes over Lady Bird Lake leading to the Texas State Capitol in the heart of Downtown.

Congress Avenue south of Lady Bird Lake is known as South Congress, often abbreviated to SoCo,[2] and is an increasingly popular shopping and rental district. It passes the historic Travis Heights neighborhood, the Texas School for the Deaf, and St. Edward's University as it passes south out of town.

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