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Lavaca Neighborhood Association

The Lavaca neighborhood is the oldest existing neighborhood in San Antonio. It is bounded on the north by César E. Chávez Boulevard (formerly Durango), on the south by the Missouri-Kansas Railroad Line, on the east by IH-37, and on the west by South St. Mary’s Street.The Lavaca area is defined by its small 19th century vernacular houses built primarily by working class families beginning in the early 1870s. This was approximately the same time that affluent San Antonians were building much larger homes several blocks away in the King William neighborhood. The neighborhood’s original residents included carpenters, stonemasons, shopkeepers, clerks, tailors, bartenders, teamsters and butchers…