Houston Street

Houston Street (HM28RB)

Location: San Antonio, TX 78205 Bexar County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 25.603', W 98° 29.529'

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Houston Street, known from the 1700s until the middle 1800s as Paseo (passageway) or Paseo Hondo (deep passageway), was sloped to the San Antonio River. Nearby land drained to the river, and the usually dusty street became a muddy bog when it rained. The street was extended across the river in 1851 and named for United States senator and former president of the Republic of Texas Sam Houston. By the 1880s, commercial and residential structures lined Houston Street, which competed with Commerce Street to become the most desirable downtown address. When community leaders began work to transform the overgrown, flood-prone river into a linear park in the early 1900s, Houston Street property owners were among the first to open their buildings to face the water.
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HM NumberHM28RB
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Date Added Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 549260 N 3255370
Decimal Degrees29.42671667, -98.49215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 25.603', W 98° 29.529'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 25' 36.18" N, 98° 29' 31.74" W
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Area Code(s)210
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 159 E Houston St, San Antonio TX 78205, US
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