This photo journal feature more photos from Austins historic central districts which in this journal features intriguing Congress Avenue, Austins main street. The Congress Avenue district south of the historic Congress Avenue bridge is a unique district nicknamed SoCo.
Edwin Waller, the first mayor of Austin, designed Congress Avenue to be Austin's most prominent street. Early structures along Congress Avenue included government buildings, hotels, saloons, retail stores and restaurants. By the late 1840s