North Side of Denton Square

Description:

A view of the business section on the north side of the Denton Square around 1889. All the building were constructed of wood, with board sidewalks of even lengths to aid the pedestrian in keeping out of the mud and sand of the unpaved streets. On the left is the three-story Cronston building. The Francis Hardware Store was on the lower floor. The Woodbine building was next to the Cronston and adjoining was Clay Wither's store. Emory C . Smith's law office and R. A. Cobb's confectionery in the next two buildings followed by the McNeil dry goods store. The vacant lot was where the Lacy Hotel had burned down two years before. A saloon stands next and it is connected to a large building in which a meat market was operated.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Denton County
Creation Date: 1889  
Partner(s):
Denton Public Library
Collection(s):
From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History
Usage:
Total Uses: 2,948
Past 30 days: 188
Yesterday: 4
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1889
  • Digitized: April 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Denton County
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Description:

A view of the business section on the north side of the Denton Square around 1889. All the building were constructed of wood, with board sidewalks of even lengths to aid the pedestrian in keeping out of the mud and sand of the unpaved streets. On the left is the three-story Cronston building. The Francis Hardware Store was on the lower floor. The Woodbine building was next to the Cronston and adjoining was Clay Wither's store. Emory C . Smith's law office and R. A. Cobb's confectionery in the next two buildings followed by the McNeil dry goods store. The vacant lot was where the Lacy Hotel had burned down two years before. A saloon stands next and it is connected to a large building in which a meat market was operated.

Note:

Written in ink on the back of the photo:

North Side
About 1880

Physical Description:

1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 5 in.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Denton Town Square | Lacy Hotel | McNeil Dry Goods | Smith, Emory C. | Cobb, R. A. Cobb | Wither, Clay | Cronston Building | Denton County Courthouse | Woodbine Building
Partner:
Denton Public Library
Collection:
From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: PF_B-22-1
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth12445
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public