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Huston–Tillotson University in Central East Austin

Central East Austin is a neighborhood in Austin, Texas, United States. The neighborhood is bounded to the south by East 7th Street, to the west by Interstate 35, to the north by East Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and to the east by Chicon Street, Rosewood Avenue and Northwestern Avenue.

Notable areas of the neighborhood include the Texas State Cemetery, the Oakwood Cemetery, and the Swedish Hill Historic District.

Historic buildings in the area include the Victory Grill, the Genaro P. and Carolina Briones House, the Southgate-Lewis House, the Connelly-Yerwood House, Arnold Bakery, the Haehnel Building, and the Wesley United Methodist Church.

The French Legation Museum, the Texas Music Museum, and the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center are some of the cultural amenities in the neighborhood.


Central East Austin is part of the Austin Independent School District and Blackshear Elementary School and Kealing Middle School are located in the neighborhood. The campus of Huston–Tillotson University is also in the area.

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