Disappearing Alleys

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I was doing some data correction for the Truxton project when I noticed a problem. The data had to deal with a group of people who were in the 1900 Census listed as being in an "Alley Rear 1st Street". Which isn't helpful because 1st Street runs north to south and is long and has two side of the street. Looking in a city directory they listed these same people as living on Decatur Court. Decatur Court does not appear on the maps I have listed for the TC. It does appear on a vaguely dated Sanborn map for square 616 that may or may not (see vague dates) still be protected under copyright. Decatur Ct is not named on the square 616 maps created by Baist or Hopkins.

Is Sanborn right or wrong?

Dunno.

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