These post office names hark back to an earlier, smaller Austin, and they've got to be confusing as hell for newcomers. At one time 45th Street must have been Austin's north border. Then Austin grew. Now "North Austin Station" at 43rd & Speedway serves Central Austin. Bluebonnet station, near Research, is equally confusing. It's a name that conjures up lush rolling hills, plentiful flowers, and a white clapboard P.O. run by a Eudora Welty character. Yet the bluebonnets are far outnumbered by the number of cars passing daily on Braker Lane.
United States Post Office
510 Guadalupe, 512/494-2200
1914 E. Sixth
3903 S. Congress, 800/275-8777
9001 Tuscany Way, 512/342-1355
2883 Hwy. 71 E., Del Valle, 512/385-7902
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