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19th Street (Martin Luther King Blvd.)
c.1930 Photograph of unpaved 19th Street circa 1930
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Looking east from around Rio Grande, this tranquil view of 19th Street shows the street just prior to paving.
1930 Photograph of paved 19th Street in 1930
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Same view as above, but with new paving -- the rooftop of the School of Military Aeronautics is visible in the distance to the right.
1965 Photograph of 19th Street in 1965
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Looking west from Trinity, with asphalt resurfacing in progress. The fence on the right enclosed the schoolyard of the University Junior High School--now the site of the UT Swim Center.
1972 Photograph of 19th Street in 1972
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Looking east from Nueces toward the accident-prone and chronically congested intersection of 19th and Guadalupe Streets. In 1975, 19th Street was renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
1998 Photograph of 19th Street or Martin Luther King Boulevard in 1998
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Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard looking east from Rio Grande.
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Congress Avenue Lamar Blvd 6th Street Guadalupe Street East Avenue 1st Street 19th Street Street Name Origins Quiz