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Beeville Main Street 1914

Description:

View of Washington Street in 1914 looking north. The red brick three stories building on the left was the first “skyscraper” for Beeville. It was the Grand Opera House, built by A.F. Rees and E.J. Kinkler at the corner of Washington and Bowie Streets in 1907, and opened in 1908. Many Broadway stage plays, musical comedies, and light operas were presented in the opera house. The building was destroyed by fire in 1919. The building to the left of the Grand Opera House was Beeville’s first bank, the First National Bank of Beeville, which opened in 1890, and moved to this location by 1894. This postcard shows the modes of transportation available in the early 1900’s, a buggy, automobile, wagon and horse. By 1908 automobiles were owned by several individuals in Beeville.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Bee County - Beeville
Creation Date: September 29, 1914
Partner(s):
Bee County Historical Commission
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Usage:
Total Uses: 173
Past 30 days: 3
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: September 29, 1914
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Bee County - Beeville
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1914  
Description:

View of Washington Street in 1914 looking north. The red brick three stories building on the left was the first “skyscraper” for Beeville. It was the Grand Opera House, built by A.F. Rees and E.J. Kinkler at the corner of Washington and Bowie Streets in 1907, and opened in 1908. Many Broadway stage plays, musical comedies, and light operas were presented in the opera house. The building was destroyed by fire in 1919. The building to the left of the Grand Opera House was Beeville’s first bank, the First National Bank of Beeville, which opened in 1890, and moved to this location by 1894. This postcard shows the modes of transportation available in the early 1900’s, a buggy, automobile, wagon and horse. By 1908 automobiles were owned by several individuals in Beeville.

Physical Description:

1 postcard : col. ; 8.5 x 13.5 cm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Washington Street
Partner:
Bee County Historical Commission
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: BEHC_b001-045
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth78728
Resource Type: Postcard
Format: Image
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