Building Exterior

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Copy negative of the new T. & P. R. R. Station. The train station is brick. There are several people visible along with a few wagons and an electric pole as well as railroad tracks. Text surrounding the photograph reads "The Abilene Independent Telephone and Telegraph Company of which Gus H. Klotz of Abilene is Local Manager, in addition to its central district office in Abilene now has several private exchanges in and near the County each one with a large list of patrons; as for instance at Buffalo Gap, Hamby, Tuscola, Patosi, Nugent, Iberis, Dudley, Sambo, Delk, Clyde and ... continued below

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1 photograph : negative, b&w ; 4 x 5 in.

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Copy negative of the new T. & P. R. R. Station. The train station is brick. There are several people visible along with a few wagons and an electric pole as well as railroad tracks. Text surrounding the photograph reads "The Abilene Independent Telephone and Telegraph Company of which Gus H. Klotz of Abilene is Local Manager, in addition to its central district office in Abilene now has several private exchanges in and near the County each one with a large list of patrons; as for instance at Buffalo Gap, Hamby, Tuscola, Patosi, Nugent, Iberis, Dudley, Sambo, Delk, Clyde and Elmdale through which prompt service is had between the people in all sections of the county, as well as with those near the County line both south and east." Another section of text reads "...buildings with a united seating capacity of about 5,500 persons, have recently been erected at a cost of about $140,000, one by the St. Paul Methodist, one by the First Baptist and one by the Central Presbyterian church of the United States of America. Abilene is essentially a church loving city, and its people... Practically all the denominations represented in the state are represented in Abilene, as will be shown by the following memoranda, the names being alphabetically arranged for the convenience of the readers of this publication:"

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1 photograph : negative, b&w ; 4 x 5 in.

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Abilene Photograph Collection

These more than 10,000 images range from the early 20th century to the present and capture Abilene's rich history, including public events, community members, homes, businesses, churches, and ranches.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

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Building Exterior, photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth52246/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.