Austin's downtown alleys have a uniform width of 20 feet and were a significant element in the original downtown grid planning, where they bear the numbers of their city blocks. Alley 68 connects San Jacinto and Brazos streets between Sixth and Seventh streets, and like many of the downtown alleys is lined with brick buildings. Those brick walls provide a backdrop that could have existed today or a hundred years earlier. Facing toward Brazos Street yields a view of the Driskill Hotel's classic facade.