On April 22, 1915, it rained hard in Austin. Shoal Creek rose rapidly, as did Waller Creek.
Then age 7, Mrs. Gladys McCarty Shearer lived at 610 Wood St. Now a small surface parking lot for the GSD&M offices on West Sixth Street, the property faces the southwestern banks of Shoal Creek.
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Michael Barnes writes about Austin’s people, places, culture and history.