In the 1980s, E. 6th Street emerged as the center of revitalization in Austin with the adaptive reuse of several important buildings on the street extending from Congress Avenue east to I-35. However, it was the rehabilitation of the Thaison Building at 410 E. 6th Street (1882; 1967 conversion, David C. Graeber) and the four buildings of Hannig Row at number 200 (1876; 1983, Bell, Klein and Hoffman) that set the pace for a full-scale revitalization. The mixed use of housing, retail, entertainment, and offices established an almost-twenty-four-hour urban lifestyle on this once forgotten street. This section is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as a district and several of the buildings are individually recognized as landmarks by the City of Austin. The Littlefield Mall (1981, Holt+Fatter+Scott), at 121 E. 6th Street, attempted to bring mixed service and retail businesses together using a mall concept.
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East Sixth Street Historic District
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