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[An Early View of Mesquite Street]

Description:

This picture shows the D.M. Howard Block, on the lower end of Mesquite Street [2011], the intersection of Hubbard and SE 1st streets), facing west. The principal D.M. Howard building (farthest to the left in the photograph) survived to house various furniture establishments until 1975, when it was demolished. The three subsidiary buildings had been removed earlier.
A legend on the base of the original photograph reads: "LOWER END OF MESQUITE STREET--Photo by McClure".
Please note the absence of automobiles, the complete lack of paving, and the large traveling-bonnet worn by the lady in the foreground. The telegraph pole in the foreground appears to have been hand-hewn. The unpaved road supplies corroborating evidence that the photograph was taken before 1914. The identity of McClure, however, remains unknown.
This picture appears in A.F. Weaver's "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells...." on page 122.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
Creation Date: Unknown
Partner(s):
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection(s):
A. F. Weaver Collection
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Total Uses: 51
Past 30 days: 1
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Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

This picture shows the D.M. Howard Block, on the lower end of Mesquite Street [2011], the intersection of Hubbard and SE 1st streets), facing west. The principal D.M. Howard building (farthest to the left in the photograph) survived to house various furniture establishments until 1975, when it was demolished. The three subsidiary buildings had been removed earlier.
A legend on the base of the original photograph reads: "LOWER END OF MESQUITE STREET--Photo by McClure".
Please note the absence of automobiles, the complete lack of paving, and the large traveling-bonnet worn by the lady in the foreground. The telegraph pole in the foreground appears to have been hand-hewn. The unpaved road supplies corroborating evidence that the photograph was taken before 1914. The identity of McClure, however, remains unknown.
This picture appears in A.F. Weaver's "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells...." on page 122.

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Keyword(s): Mineral Wells--Mesquite Street | McClure
Partner:
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection:
A. F. Weaver Collection
Identifier:
  • : weaver_9/AWO_2239P
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth60916
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
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