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Praeger Building 1906

Description:

Photograph of the Praeger Building located on the corner of Washington and W.Corpus Christi Street. San Antonio businessman, Albert Praeger (1864-1930) moved to Beeville in the 1890’s to open a hardware store and tin shop. In 1906, Praeger built this Romanesque Revival structure on the northwest corner of the courthouse square to house his hardware business. In 1925, Central Power and Light began providing the city with water. With a reliable source of water, Mr. Albert Praeger made plans to turn the second story of the Praeger hardware store into apartments; they would be the first downtown apartments in Beeville. W.C. Stephenson was the architect for the apartments. In 2002, the new state-of-the-art Joe Barnhart Bee County Library was opened in the newly restored Praeger Building.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Bee County - Beeville
Creation Date: Unknown
Partner(s):
Bee County Historical Commission
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
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Total Uses: 138
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 0
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United States - Texas - Bee County - Beeville
Description:

Photograph of the Praeger Building located on the corner of Washington and W.Corpus Christi Street. San Antonio businessman, Albert Praeger (1864-1930) moved to Beeville in the 1890’s to open a hardware store and tin shop. In 1906, Praeger built this Romanesque Revival structure on the northwest corner of the courthouse square to house his hardware business. In 1925, Central Power and Light began providing the city with water. With a reliable source of water, Mr. Albert Praeger made plans to turn the second story of the Praeger hardware store into apartments; they would be the first downtown apartments in Beeville. W.C. Stephenson was the architect for the apartments. In 2002, the new state-of-the-art Joe Barnhart Bee County Library was opened in the newly restored Praeger Building.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 13 cm.

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Keyword(s): Washington Street
Partner:
Bee County Historical Commission
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: BEHC_b001-041
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth78723
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
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