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Wooldridge Square set to receive new historical marker

Monday, May 1, 2023 by Bob Sechler

A ceremony to dedicate an updated state historical marker at Wooldridge Square Park, 900 Guadalupe St., takes place at 10 a.m. Friday, May 12. The new marker “provides an expanded explanation of the park’s historic significance,” the city said. Wooldridge Square was among four public squares – one for each quadrant of the city – designated by Judge Edwin Waller when he platted Austin in 1839. Only three of the original squares remain. Wooldridge, located in the northwest quadrant of downtown, is relatively unchanged and retains a high degree of historic integrity, according to the city.  The upcoming dedication ceremony, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends of Wooldridge Square, takes place outdoors, so organizers are urging attendees to dress comfortably.

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