Waco: Austin Avenue

Austin Avenue, Between 4th  and 13th Streets

Although not a town square in the traditional sense, the main commercial street acted as a hub of downtown social and commercial activity. 

The gaps between buildings in the town (now parking lots) are in many cases the result of the 1953 tornado. A 1970s urban renewal experiment created a pedestrian mall that ended in 1985 allowing two-way traffic once again.

Continue south on Austin Avenue, notice the rather tall building on your right.