Francis Furniture Fire

Francis Furniture Fire

Date: June 8, 1953
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Firemen w/ hose at scene of fire
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Francis Furniture Fire

Francis Furniture Fire

Date: June 8, 1953
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Interior view of Bed & Bedding department
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Francis Furniture Fire

Francis Furniture Fire

Date: June 8, 1953
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Two firemen on ladder
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
The  Howard Building

The Howard Building

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Shown here is the D. M. Howard Building, once located on 101 Southeast 1st Avenue. It was later the J.M. Belcher Furniture Store, and then again the R. & W. Furniture. The building was torn down March 17, 1975 to make room for the Mineral Wells Savings & Loan building, and for a parking lot to serve it. A Piggly-Wiggly grocery store was built to the right. The picture is featured in "Time Was in Mineral Wells" on page 123.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Floorcraft Carpets

Floorcraft Carpets

Date: September 23, 1964
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Exterior shot of Floorcraft Carpets, 1105 West 41st Street.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
The Raines Building, Mineral Wells

The Raines Building, Mineral Wells

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The Raines Building located at 101 N.E. 1st Avenue, Mineral Wells, Texas, was once a drug store, then a department store, later Pemberton's Appliance Store; in 1975 it was Calhoun Furniture Company and in 2008 is the home of Downtown Video. This photograph is found on page 126 of "Time Was..." by A. F. Weaver. Note the clothing of the people, the absence of any traffic, and the bunting on the building. A legend in white ink on the lower left-hand corner of the photograph reads: Texas Trade Review."
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Postcard from L. H. H. to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 13, 1909]

[Postcard from L. H. H. to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 13, 1909]

Date: April 13, 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard from L. H. H. to Junia Roberts Osterhout. The photo depicts a three-story furniture shop. On the edges of the building are trees. On the left side by the trees is a fence. A person is standing by the entrance and another is standing by a pile of wood. On the back, L. H. H. wrote about how beautiful the weather must be where Junia was and that the weather was terrible for him.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Freear-Brin Furniture Company]

[Freear-Brin Furniture Company]

Date: unknown
Creator: Hinsdale and Bryant
Description: Photograph of the exterior of the Freear-Brin Furniture Company. Small signs below the display windows read, on the left, "Funeral Directors and Embalmers" and on the right, "Curtains ans Shades" "Stoves and Ranges" Large painted advertisements are on the building next door. This photo is part of the Southwestern Mechanical Company Photograph Album.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Frank Gabino and employees on the 1800 Block of Congress]

[Frank Gabino and employees on the 1800 Block of Congress]

Date: 1928
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Mr. Francisco (Frank) Gabino, son and employees outside of the Alamo Furniture Store on the 1800 block of Congress Avenue, Houston, Texas. Line of delivery trucks in front of store. From left to right: Frank Gabino ; Frank Gabino, Jr. ; Anatoin Reyes ; Ignacio Rodriguez. The Crystal Cafe is visible at the far corner; it was run by Gus Gavriel.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[A Letter from Mrs. William Wehunt to A.F. Weaver]--dated to about 2002

[A Letter from Mrs. William Wehunt to A.F. Weaver]--dated to about 2002

Date: unknown
Creator: Katherine Brookshire Wehunt
Description: The letter shown is from "Mrs. William Wehunt", who was the former Katherine Brookshire, whose father owned a furniture store in Mineral Wells. The bank referred to in the letter is believed to have been the Bank of Mineral Wells, that failed in 1924. It had been Mineral Wells' first bank. The Brookshire family of Mineral Wells is believed to be distantly related to the founder of the chain of Brookshire grocery stores.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
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