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Don't take sand to the beach. #missinghome #dirtysixth #sixthstreet #whyyouscared

πŸ₯ƒπŸ»πŸΉπŸΈπŸ· #dirtysixth

Cuz we slay, all dayπŸ’ƒπŸΉ#dirtysixth #friends #workalldaypartyallnight #choker

Pretending like we're back in college 🍺#dirtysixth #atx

It's safe to say that Austin owes me nothing! I partied like I was 19 years old! #dirtysixth #6thStreet #ATX #Austin

To making memories with the bestie: no one else I'd rather get turnt over here in Austin with. Thanks for leaving the #dirtysixth for a hot sec to check out the gay scene with me #distanceIsJustANumber #joeandfrank

Clean up, πŸ’…πŸΌπŸ’„πŸ‘— #dirtysixth #austintx

Sisters ❀️❀️ #goinggreenway #bacheloretteparty #dirtysixth @missneenyyy

this was the only pic I took last night...so sad because it was such a good time but since I haven't shown her off in a while, check out this baddie 🌹#dirtysixth


not Thursday but let's throw it tf back 1x #dirtysixth #atx #6thst

β˜•This next marker digs into the legacy and success of a prominent 6th Street business
"Site of John Bremond & Company .
New York native John Bremond (1813-1866) built a dry goods store at this site as early as 1846. Soon good dry goods department faced Pecan (Sixth Street), and the grocery department faced Brazos Street. Active civically, he served as a member of the group that encouraged the eventual construction of the Houston & Texas Central Railway, which was associated with Bremond's brother Paul. .
John Bremond, a former fire fighter, was instrumental in establishing Austin's first hook and ladder company. His sons Eugene and John Jr., Who were also active in the city's firefighting, joined him as business partners in 1865, forming John Bremond & Company. After their father's death the next year, the sons continued the business. In a back room of the store, Eugene operated a private loan operation that would become the State National Bank, or "Bremond's Bank". He sold his share of the family business in 1870 but continued operating the bank, which received it's charter in 1882. John Jr., Then made his brother-in-law, John H.Robinson Jr., A partner
The John Henry Robinson Family, proprietors of the J.H. Robinson & Son General Merchandise Store on Congress Avenue, was closely linked to the Bremonds, with three marriages among the children
The Bremonds' store continued, shifting to wholesale operations after the railroad came to Austin in 1871. In 1905, it became one of the early companies to roast, grind, and distribute it's own coffee, eventually shipping it's products across the state
The business moved a few blocks away in 1924 and finally closed it's doors in 1967. At the time it was demolished in 1979, the two story limestone building was reportedly the oldest commercial structure in Austin
(Marker Designated, 2003)"
While the shop building is no more, Bremond's and Robinson legacies remain preserved in West downtown off Guadalupe and it's westward succeeding streets through their homes in the Bremond Historical district. TSHA has more: (https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ghb02)
Location:119 E. Sixth Street. Austin, Texes

"Sixth Street
Originally named Pecan Street on Edwin Waller's 1839 plan for Austin, Sixth Street served as a farm to market road entering the city from the East. Bringing together a diverse ethnic population, it became a center for Austin's 19th Century development
A major thoroughfare since it's beginning, the street served as a stagecoach route, with the Bullock Hotel at the corner of Pecan and Congress Avenue as a stage stop. The streets flat terrain and it's distance from the occasionally flooding Colorado River contributed to its appeal as a site for commercial development. Shops, saloons, stables, wagon- and lumberyards lined the street, with the owners often residing above their businesses. Development continued through the 1880s along Pecan Street, which was renamed Sixth Street in 1884
Sixth Street contains Austin's largest concentration of Victorian commercial architecture. The 20th Century brought many changes to Sixth Street, and some early structures fell into disrepair. Restoration efforts begun in the 1960s revitalized the area and brought recognition of its role in Austin's past. Sixth Street was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979
(Marker Designated, 1979)
{Placed in Honor of Austin's 150th Birthday}"
TSHA has lots of Bios on various businesses that once or still called Sixth Street home Such as the popular music venue Antone's (tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/xda03) or one I found very interesting personally that I will link in the Bio; Paggi Carraige Shop (tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/dhphc) opened by Italian Michael Paggi who moved to Austin from Mexico only after Archduke Maximilian of Austria (Whose forces Paggi fought in) died in Mexico where he had been sent by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria in the 1860s. .
Location: 115 East Sixth. Austin, Texas
#TXHistory #History #USHistory
#6thStreet #DirtySixth #Austin #Texas #Downtown #DowntownAustin

A giant water fight...one way to clean Dirty Sixth.

Boats and tubes and rooftop pools and all my babes 😍 Austin was phenomenal! #lakeAustin #thewaustin #raineystreet #westsixth #dirtysixth #wittsgoingtown #wittsabouttogotown #theTowns

Love these girls with all my heartπŸ’—πŸŽ€πŸ’‹ #badandboozy #atx #dirtysixth

If you need some #got IRL or just need to re-live the glory days of #dirtysixth; go to the back bar @ Cheers and ask for a Flaming Dr Pepper πŸ”₯😡πŸ₯ƒ 🐲#firebreath #dracarys #keepaustinweird #partytricks #gameofthrones

🏒Located on the Famous corner of 6th and Congress is a building which makes a large presence in what is historic 6th Street
"Littlefield Building: George Washington Littlefield (1842-1920) came to Texas from Mississippi in 1850. After serving in Terry's Texas Rangers in the Civil War, he made his fortune ranching and driving cattle. He moved to Austin in 1883 and in 1890, established the American National Bank, which included a Ladies' Banking Department. He hired architect C.H. Page, Jr., to design this Beaux Arts Classical building, which opened in 1912 with a rooftop garden. His bank was on the ground floor. For the corner entrance, he commissioned Tiffany's of New York to cast bronze, bas-relief. Doors by Sculptor Daniel Webster. These were later donated to The University of Texas, of which Littlefield was a major benefactor
(Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2002) "
Location : 106 E. 6th Street. Austin, Texas
TSHA Article on George Washington Littlefield (Link in Bio): https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fli18
#TxHistoricalMarkers #TXHistory #USHistory #Littlefield #Austin #Texas #Architecture #SixthStreet #DirtySixth #Congress #History #Building

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