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Detail from Augustus Koch,
Austin, State Capital of Texas, 1887.
Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.
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A few more buildings have turned up. The house on West 9th, near the
, was for several years the home of Eugene T. Deats, a
fellow firefighter and partner of Thomas Campbell. In November 1877,
Deats was injured in a fire at the Blind Asylum, and six months later he
became the first Austin firefighter to die of injuries sustained in the line