Austin History Center

Abstracts of Title Collection

An Inventory to the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Austin History Center
Title: Abstracts of Title Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1832-1981
Inclusive Dates: 1840s-1960s
Abstract: The collection consists of abstracts of title for property in the Austin and Travis County area.
Identification: AR.1991.015
Quantity: 12.6 linear feet (18 boxes)
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Creator Note

Abstracts of title are condensed histories of all the recorded transactions affecting a particular tract of land. The Austin History Center receives numerous donations of Abstracts of Title and given the popularity of property research it was decided to group the abstracts together to create an easily accessible collection.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains abstracts of title for Austin and Travis Country that cover the time period of 1832 to 1981. There is some information with the abstracts that is not the official document but contributes to the chain of title.

Of note is the abstract of title of Barton Hills that was donated by Mayor Will Wynn. This title abstract includes the transaction that gifted the final piece of Zilker Park to the City of Austin in 1955.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by subdivision name and then by block and lot numbers.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Alta Vista Addition.
Balcones Park.
Barton Hills.
Bell (William) Survey.
Bergman Valley View Subdivision.
Bon Air Knolls Addition.
Bouldin (James E.)
Broadacres.
Brown (Herman) Addition.
Bryker Woods "C" Subdivision.
Bryker Woods "F" Subdivision.
Buena Vista Addition.
Cannon (Wm.) League.
Chambers (T.J.) League.
Christian & Fellman Addition.
Conners Subdivision.
Country Club Heights.
Crestview.
Crestview Addition.
Decker (Isaac) League.
Duval's Subdivision.
Enfield "C" Subdivision.
Enfield "D" Subdivision.
Eubank Acres.
Fair Grounds Addition.
Fort View Addition.
Glen Oaks Addition
Glismann's Addition.
Greig Addition.
Groom Addition.
Gypsy Grove Addition.
Harper's Subdivision.
Hill (Henry P.)League.
Hornbey (Reuben) Headright League.
Hume Resubdivision.
Hyde Park Addition No. 2.
Johnson (Chas.) Addition.
Johnson's River Addition.
Linn (John E.) Survey.
Linscomb & Linscomb Subdivision.
Live Oak Grove.
Maas (Max) Addition.
Martin (Henry) League & Labor.
Monroe Heights Addition.
Monte Vista Addition.
Monterrey Addition.
Montopolis Heights Subdivision.
Neely (James H.) Survey.
Nolen (S. F.) Subdivision.
Oakwood Cemetery.
O'Brien (Owen) Survey.
Original City.
Parkinson Subdivision.
Pemberton Heights Addition.
Pleasant View Addition.
Raymond Heights.
Raymond's Subdivision.
Santiago Del Valle League.
Seiders Addition.
Shoal Terrace.
Sillimans Subdivision.
Silverton Heights.
Skyland Terrace.
Spear (George W.) League.
Stephenson & Young's Resubdivision.
Summit Place.
Sunset Hill-Enfield Addition.
Swishers Addition.
Tarrytown Oaks.
Templer (J. W.) Resubdivision.
Travis Heights.
Violet Crown Heights.
Ward Treadwell Resubdivision.
West End Heights.
Wilder Addition.
Wilshire Wood.
Wilson Subdivion.
Subjects:
Abstracts of title--Texas--Austin.
Land titles--Texas--Austin.
Real estate development--Texas--Austin.
Real property--Austin (Tex.).

Related Material

Texas. General Land Office. An Abstract of the Original Titles of Record in the General Land Office. Austin: Pemberton Press, 1964,1838.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Abstracts of Title Collection (AR.1991.015). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: Various - each abstract of title is marked with the associated donor number.

Donation Date: Various.

Processing Information

Manuscript collection AR.I.011 was combined with AR.1991.015 to create a single Abstracts of Title Collection.

Processing and Finding Aid by Ruth Baker/2001.

Finding aid updated and encoded by Molly Hults/2010. Updated by Alexander Geller/2015


Detailed Description of the Collection

Alta Vista Addition, 1841-1924

Box Folder
1 Block 2; Lots 1, 2, 12, and 13, 1841-1924



Balcones Park, 1948-1951

Box
1 Section 7, Block "S", Lot 2, 1948-1951



Barton Hills, 1835-1955

Box
1 Section 1, all lots, 1835-1955



Bell (William) Survey, 1843-1961

Box
1 5 acres and 1.127 acres, 1943-1955
2.31 acres out of 18.8 acres, part of Lot 4, 1958-1961
18.8 acres, Lot 4, 1861-1958
42.67 acres, part, 1843-1946
18.8 acres, Lot 4, 1946



Bergman Valley View Subdivision, 1940-1962

Box
1 Block 6, Lot 1, 1947
Block 6, Lot 4, 1943
Block 6, Lot 5 and 6, 1945
Block 8, Lot 2, 1954-1962
Block 8, Lot 4, 5 and 6, 1940-1949



Bon Air Knolls Addition, 1836-1939

Box
1 Block 3, Lots 11, 12, and 13, 1836-1939



Bouldin (James E.) Addition, 1922-1923

Box
1 Block "K", Lots 15 and 16, 1922-1923



Broadacres, 1835-1949

Box
2 Block 11, Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, 1947-1949
7 All, 1835-1933



Brown (Herman) Addition, 1926-1967

Box
2 Block "D", Lot 10, 1926-1967



Bryker Woods "C" Subdivision, 1953

Box
2 Block 4, Lot 13 and 14 - 2700 Jefferson, 1953



Bryker Woods "F" Subdivision, 1841-1950

Box
2 Block 2, Lot 4 - 1701 W. 31st, 1841-1950
Block 4, Lots 14 and 15, 1841-1940



Buena Vista Addition, 1926-1929

Box
2 Block 4, Lot 8, 1926-1929



Cannon (Wm.) League, 1935-1954

Box
2 1.08 acre, 1835-1954



Chambers (T. J.) League, 1835-1952

Box
2 part of a 19.53 acre tract, 1891-1952
entire 19.53 acres, 1835-1946



Christian & Fellman Addition, 1841-1946

Box
2 Various lots, 1841-1912
Certain lots - 1402 West Ave., 1912-1925
Block 42, Lot 4, 6 and 8 - 1402 West Ave., 1939
Block 42, Lot 5 - 1402 West Ave., 1931-1934
Block 42, Lot 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, 1946



Conner's Subdivision (Conners Subdivision), 1846-1928

Box
2 Block 1, Lot 1-6, 1846-1926
Block 1, Lot 7-12 (Deed) , 1928
Block 2, Lot 4, 5 and 6 (Deed), 1928



Crestview Addition, 1841-1951

Box
18 Section 1, 2, 3, 1841-1948
Section 1, Block 10, Lot 10, 1929-1951



Decker (Isaac) League, 1835-1962

Box
3 60 acres, part, 1835-1929
3 acres, part, 1926
17.75 acres, part, 1835-1911
22.75 acres, part, 1911-1914
22.75 acres, part, 1914-1924
33.5 acres, part and 140 acres, Bunton Homestead, 1909-1942
5 acres, Lot 4 "C", Bouldin Estate, 1890-1911
Henry Faulk Homestead, 1926-1934
5 tracts of land - Faulk, 1848-1952
1) Block 10, Lot 12 and 13, Davis & Dawson Addition, 1848-1952
2) 5 acres, Block "C", Lot 4, Bouldin Estate, 1848-1952
3) Block "C", Lot 3, Bouldin Estate, 1848-1952
4) 2.84 acres, Block 8, part lot 2, 3, 4, 10, 11; Block 10, part Lot 12, 13, Davis & Dawson Addition, 1848-1952
5) Block 8, Lot 1 and part Lot 2, Davis & Dawson South Extension of Bouldin Addition, 1848-1952
5 tracts of land out of Davis & Dawson Addition and Bouldin Estate, 1957-1958
5 tracts of land out of Davis & Dawson Addition and Bouldin Estate, 1959-1962
5 tracts of land out of Davis & Dawson Addition and Bouldin Estate, 1962-1969
Block 8, Lot 1 and part Lot 2, Davis & Dawson South Extension of Bouldin Estate, 1934-1949
2.84 acres, Block 8, part Lot 2, 3, 4, 10, 11 and Block 10, part Lot 12, 13, Davis & Dawson Addition, 1934-1946
2.84 acres, Block 8, part Lot 2, 3, 4, 10, 11 and Block 10, part Lot 12, 13, Davis & Dawson Addition, 1946-1947
4 tracts of land, 1934-1946
Box
3 1) Block 10, Lot 12 and 13, Davis & Dawson Addition, 1934-1946
2) 5 acres, part of Isaac Decker League, 1934-1946
3) 17 3/4 acres, part of Isaac Decker League, 1934-1946
4) Block 8, part Lot 2, Lot 3, part Lot 4, 10, 11, Lot 12, 13, Davis & Dawson Addition, 1934-1946



Duval's Subdivision, 1848-1892

Box
3 Block 1, Lots 12, 13, 1848-1892



Enfield "D" Subdivision, 1963

Box
3 Lot 9, 1963



Enfield "C" Subdivision, 1841-1942

Box
3 Lot 93, 1841-1942
Lot 63, 1841-1968



Eubank Acres, 1838-1955

Box
4 Section 2, Block "A", Lot 13, 1838-1955



Fair Grounds Addition, 1853-1962

Box
4 Block 5, Lot 10, 1853-1952
Block 5, Lot 10, 1957-1962



Fort View Addition, 1841-1953

Box
3 Lot 6 and 7, 1953
Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 1841-1948



Glen Oaks Addition, 1961, undated

Box
3 Lot 130, Lot 131, undated
Lot 186, 187, 1961



Glismann's Addition, circa 1922

Box
3 Block 11, Lot 6, 7, 8, circa 1922



Greig Addition, 1928

Box
3 Outlots 11 and 63, 1928



Groom Addition, 1840-1937

Box
3 E. L. Steck Resubdivision, Block 17, Lot 16, 1840-1937
Block 1, Lots 7-14 and Triangle Lot East of 10 and 11, 1835-1926



Gypsy Grove Addition, 1935-1954

Box
3 Block 7, Lot 4 - 626 W. 34th Street, 1935-1954



Harper's Subdivision, 1942, 1945

Box
4 Block 3 and 4, Lot 6 and 7 , 1945
Block 3 and 4, Lot 5-8 , 1942



Hill (Henry P.) League, 1835-1946

Box
4 .86 acres, 1835-1946



Hornsby (Reuben) Headright League, 1912-1913, 1926, 1962

Box
4 97.29 acres, 1913
270 acres, 1912
117.8 acres, 1926
4 tracts, 1962
24.6 acres, 1962
5 tracts, 1962



Hume Resubdivision, 1952-1965

See Max Maas Addition.



Hyde Park Addition No. 2, 1840-1952

Box
5 206 1/4 acres, Outlot 81 and part of outlot 78, Division "D", 1848-1906
Certain lots and unplatted portions of Hyde Park Addition, 1890-1922
Block 2, Lots 29, 30, 1950
Block 31, Lot 9, 10 - 4005 Avenue F, 1922
Block 6, Lot 14 and the north 35 1/3' of Lot 15, 1898-1947
Block 6, south 6 2/3' of Lot 14 and north 35 1/3' of Lot 15, 1947-1952
65 acres of Wayman F. Wells tract, 1840-1898



Johnson (Chas.) Addition, 1949, 1968

Box
6 Block 1, Lot 13, 1949, 1968



Johnson's River Addition, 1924-1955

Box
6 Block 1, Lot 8, 1950
Block 2, Lot 7, 1924-1955



Linscomb & Linscomb Subdivision, 1910-1948

Box
6 Block 2, Lot 4, 1910-1948



Linn (John E.) Survey, 1940-1974

Box
6 12.059 acres, 1974
229.745 acres, 1969
308 acres, 1940-1969



Live Oak Grove, 1836-1952

Box
6 Lots 1-21, 1836-1952
Lots 2, 3, and part of Lot 1, 1836-1938



Maas (Max) Addition, 1841-1965

Box
20 Block 5, Lot 2, 1841-1950
Lot "E" in Hume Resubdivision of Lot 5, in Block 14, 1950-1965



Martin (Henry) League & Labor, 1845-1920

Box
7 95.5 acres, 1845-1920



Monroe Heights Addition, 1835-1936

Box
7 Block 1, Lots 1-19, 1835-1936
Block 2, Lots 1-17, 1835-1936
Block 4, Lots 1-10, 1835-1936
Block 5, Lots 1-7, 1835-1936



Monte Vista Addition, 1947-1962

Box
7 Block A-G, 1948
Block D, Lot 1, 1951-1962
Block D, Lot 1, 2, 1948-1949
Block D, Lot 2, 3, 1947



Monterrey Addition, Block A, Lot 1, 2

Box
7 Block A, Lot 1, 2, 1946-1948



Montopolis Heights Subdivision, 1951-1957

Box
8 Lot 3, 1951-1957



Neely (James H.) Survey, 1845-1902

Box
8 320 acres, 1845-1902



Nolen (S. F.) Subdivision, 1928, 1959

Box
8 Lots 1-8, 1928
Lot 5, 1959



O'Brien (Owen) Survey, 1845-1920

Box
8 79.24 acres, 1845-1920



Oakglen Park, 1835-1966

Box
8 Lot 15, 1835-1966



Oakwood Cemetery, 1928

Box
8 Lot 553, 1928



Original City, 1842-1981

Box
8 Block 1, Lots 1-6, 1908
Block 2, Lot 15, 1922
Block 4, Lot 9, 10, 1944-1958
Block 4, Lot 11, 12, 1946-1958
Block 4, Lot 12, 1952-1968
Block 10, Lot 2, 1850-1941
Box
9 Block 27, Lot 12, 1952-1968
Block 29, Lots 9-11, 1915-1958
Block 35, 1930
Block 55, Lot 2, 1852-1981
Block 58, Lot 7, 1906-1922
Block 58, Lot 8, 1876
Box
18 Block 60, Lot 1, 1842-1920
Box
9 Block 73, Lot 7, 8 - 407 W. 7th Street, 1916-1957
Block 75, Lot 7, 8, 1924
Block 89, Lot 5, 1946
Block 91, Lots 1-4, 1926-1970
Box
10 Block 91, Lot 4, 1926-1955
Block 92, Lots 1, 2, 1943
Block 100, Lots 1-4, 1856-1962
Block 108, Lots 1-6, 1856
Block 113, Lots 1, 2, 3, 1848-1920
Block 153, Lots 7, 8, circa 1940-1950s
Box
11 Block 165, Lots 7, 1937-1962
Box
19 Block 181, Lot 10, 1856-1955, 1929, 1952, 1955
Block 181, south 1/2 of Lots 4, 5, 6, 1852-1938
Block 181, Lot 12, 1852-1894, 1952-1955
Block 181, Lot 11, 1852-1955
Block 181, Lot 10, 1852-1918
Block 182, Lots 5, 6, and 1/2 of Lot 4, 1854-1923, 1949-1953
Block 183, Lot 5, 1856-1917
Box
11 Division "A", Lots 1-6 , 1856
Division "A" Lot 5; Block 2, Lots 4-6; Block 2; Block 1, Lots 7-12; Block 100, Lots 1-4; Division "E", Outlot 35; Block 56, Lots 7, 8; Block 67, Lot 6, 1962
Box
19 Division "B", Outlot 10 and parts of 8, 9, 11, and 62, 1913
Box
11 Division "D", Lot 78 - Government tracts, 1848-1898
Division "E", Lot 35, 1885-1930
Division "E", Outlot No. 67, Lot 10, 1851-1906
Division "E", Lot 73, 1918-1961
Division "O", Block 3, Lots 7-12, 1926
Division "O", Block 8, Lot 12, 1845-1887
Box
19 Division "O", Outlots 37, 38, 39, 49, 50, 60, and 61, 1910
Division "O", Outlots 41, 42, and 53, 1913-1926
Box
12 Division "Z", Lot 1, 1915-1935
Division "Z", Lot 4, 1918-1964
Division "Z", Lot 4, 1846-1969
Division "Z", Outlot 4, 1846-1941, 1966-1969



Parkinson Subdivision, 1955-1962

Box
13 Section 1, Lot 14, 1958-1962



Pemberton Heights Addition, 1838-1936

Box
13 Section No. 13, Block 15, Lot 14, 1927-1936
All, 1838-1927



Pleasant View Addition, 1835-1944

Box
13 Lots 28 and part Lot 34, 1835-1944



Raymond Heights, 1876-1913

Box
13 Division "Z", Subdivision of outlot 3, Lot 6, 7, 1876-1913



Raymond's (Raymond) Subdivision and Raymond Plateau, 1848-1970

Box
14 Division "Z", Raymond Subd. of Outlot 11, Block 1, Lot 12, 1848-1930
Division "Z", Outlot 11, Block 1, part Lots 9-11, Raymond Plateau, 1848-1943
Division "Z", Outlot 11, Lot 6 and part Lot 5, 1848-1947
Division "Z", Outlot 11, Block 2 in Raymond's Subdivision, part Lots 9-12, 1848-1947
Division "Z", Outlot 11, Block 1, part Lot 9-11, 1848-1950
Division "Z", Outlot 11, Block 1, part Lot 5, 1848-1957
Division "Z", Outlot 11, Block 1, part Lot 9-11, 1848-1947
Division "Z", Outlot 11, Block 2, Lots 9-11, 1950, 1962-1964
Division "Z" in Raymond's Subdivision, Outlot 11, Block 1, part Lot 5, 1957
Block E, Lot 8, 1920



Santiago Del Valley League, 1832-1981

Box
15 67 acres, 1832-1908
300 acres, 1940-1947
764 acres, 1953
900 acres, 1947
2480 acres, 1837-1981



Seiders Addition, 1920

Box
15 Block 5, Lot 8, 1920



Shoal Terrace, 1846-1935

Box
21 Subdivision of 2.2 acres out of the Geo. W. Spear League and the portion of Outlot No. 10, Div. Z, 1846-1935



Sillimans Subdivision, 1915-1948

Box
15 Block 6, Lot 21, 22, 1915-1948



Silverton Heights, 1839-1945

Box
15 Various Lots, 1839-1945



Skyland Terrace, 1841-1961


Note: The abstract includes a copy of the 1838 will of Gideon White which bequeaths his slaves to his wife and children (pg. 18).
Box
15 Block No. 4, Lot No. 23, 1841-1961



Stephenson & Young's Resubdivision, 1945

Box
15 Block 42, Lot 5, 6, 1945
Block 42, Lot 7-9, 1945



Summit Place, 1837-1936

Box
15 Lot 27, 1838-1936



Sunset Hill - Enfield Addition, 1935-1965

Box
16 Lots 2 and 3, 1935-1965



Swisher's Addition, 1835-1948

Box
16 Block 26, Lot 7, 1835-1948



Tarry-Town Oaks, 1838-1949

Box
16 Section 2, Lot 2, 1838-1945
Section 2, Lot 4, 1949
Box
20 Lot 20, and the East 30 feet of Lot 19, 1946-1954
Lots 4-215, 1841-1944



Templer (J. W.) Resubdivision, 1910-1945

Box
16 Lot 10 - 1503 Dexter, 1910-1945



Travis Heights, 1946

Box
16 Block 51, Lot 4, 5, 1946



Violet Crown Heights , 1841-1945

Box
16 Section II, Blocks M thru Z, 1841-1945



Ward & Treadwell Resubdivision, 1841-1949

Box
17 Block 11 of Westfield "A", Lots 1-5, 1841-1948
Block 1, Lot 5, 1949



West End Heights, 1909-1945

Box
16 Block 51, Lot 4 and 1/2 of Lot 5, 1909-1936
Block 50, Lot 10, 1910-1945



Wilder Addition, 1841-1948

Box
20 Section 1, 1841-1948



Wilshire Wood, 1841-1946

Box
17 Block 4, Lots 7 and 8, 1841-1946



Wilson Subdivision, 1930-1958

Box
16 Block 7, 1930-1958