THE SQUARE

The historic Waco Square was one block west of The Suspension Bridge. Bridge Street led from The Suspension Bridge to the Square. The Square was between 2nd and 3rd Streets and North Square Street and Southside Square Street. The Square sat at the easternmost end of Austin Avenue. Waco City Hall was located in the middle of the Square. The Square suffered heavy damage in the 1953 tornado, but much of it was rebuilt. Urban Renewal in the late 1960s and early 1970s removed the Square from our city, and all that remains is Waco City Hall.