Doris: Maybe I'm mistaken but I think this mention of an aunt "that Mabelle said often helped her" is a new piece of information. I suspected that she likely had kin or close family friends in Dallas which explained why an orphaned teenager might end up there. The Laura E. Vaughn might indeed be an aunt but the husband, W. G., would most likely be the blood relative. However, keep in mind that folks often use terms such as "aunt", "uncle", "cousin", etc. very loosely and the terms aren't always technically correct. BTW, you have never mentioned the name of her guardian.
Regarding maps, probably your best bet is to research the Sanborn Maps of early Dallas. Most all large cities have these maps, they were created for the fire insurance industry and are quite detailed. They are also very large maps although I have seen them reduced to fit a computer screen. Sanborn maps for Dallas at this time do exist and I'm giving you an address to the company which has rights to them.
It appears that they will reproduce maps from the microfilm and sell them but I have no idea as to cost. There is an email link, you can at least give it a shot. I'll bet that either the city or public library also has them so that's another option. Keep in mind that these maps do NOT show who resided in the building, instead they were concerned with the physical details of the structure so that it could be rated based upon those features.
Doris, I'm not real sure as to why so much interest in addresses other than you are curious as to whether any of these buildings survive. If that's the case, then don't get your hopes up. In the 1970s, I lived for a short time in Dallas and still occasionally visit relatives there and from my observations, Dallas doesn't exactly have a reputation for being preservation-minded. That might have changed in more recent times but the damage has already been done. One day in 1972 I watched the wrecking ball take down a grand old hotel in downtown Dallas, probably dated to the early 1900s. Such "progress" was ongoing for years so if these places were anywhere near the present downtown area (and I suspect they were)- don't expect to find them standing. The land was just too valuable to allow some old two-story building to occupy the space. However, I'm sure that vintage photographs of Dallas are available, perhaps Dallas Public Library or some other repository has collections of them. You might want to check into that angle. Rick
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