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Fire Protection, Hallettsville, Texas

Description: Postcard of a group of firemen posing on three fire trucks outside of an unidentified building in Hallettsville, Texas. According to accompanying information, the first truck on the far left is a 1920 chemical fire truck and the persons posing on it (left to right) are Julius G. Jalufka, Freddie Buss, Henry Pohl, and Collie McCord. The middle truck is a 1918 fire truck and the persons posing on it (left to right) are Paul H. Fertsch, Joseph F. Fritsch, Otto Hanak, Emil Burkett, and (standing) N. A. Moreland. The third truck, on the far right, is a 1920 pumper fire truck and the persons posing on it (left to right) are John Burkett, Jr., Buck Sokol, and Rudolph Sokol. "Hallettsville, Texas" is written in the lower-left corner and "Fire Protection" is written under the truck on the far right.
Date: 1920~
Creator: Braunig
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Fire Protection, Hallettsville, Texas

Description: Postcard of a group of firemen posing in the Hallettsville Fire Department's Horse and Fire Wagon on LaGrange Street in front of the Fire Hall. According to accompanying information, the persons in the wagon (left to right) are Richard Waltersdorf, John E. Buss, and O. T. East, and the horse is called "Headlight." "Fire Protection, Hallettsville, Texas" is printed beneath the image. On the back is a letter written to Mrs. Henry Messer in Shiner, Texas.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Braunig
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Bunjes School

Description: Portrait of students and staff members posing outside of Bunjes School. There are three rows of male and female students along with two teachers and the principal. On the back of the postcard there is a handwritten note that says, "Bunjes School 1913; Otto Fisseler-principal, Miss Lindsey to his right, Mrs. Fisseler (wife) to his left."
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Sacred Heart Academy Music Hall

Description: Photograph of Sacred Heart Academy Music Hall. The building is three stories high and has three windows on each level. On the third floor middle window is a statue of a man. There is a porch on the first and second level. In the foreground is a wrought iron fence. Behind the fence there are plants and other shrubbery. On the bottom of the photograph, "Sacred Heart Academy Hallettsville Texas" is written.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Description: Postcard of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The church is constructed of brick and has a bell tower. In the foreground are two horses pulling wooden wagons and men and women are standing outside. On the bottom of the postcard, "Catholic Church, Hallettsville, Texas. 2206" is written. There is handwriting on the back that says, "Dear Tina, Will drop you this card to tell you know that I'll be there this evening if it don't rain any more. I tell you we sure did have a big rain here. So I'll come if I [unreadable] can get off. Yours, Albert M." Accompanying information lists the street address as 313 S. Texana St., Hallettsville, Texas and gives background information on the history of the church.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

[Postcard of Four Girls]

Description: Postcard of four unknown girls. The girls are posing leaning on a table in front of an unidentified building with many trees in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

First Grand Jury Called After 1899

Description: Postcard of the first grand jury called after the Hallettsville Courthouse was completed in 1899. The members of the jury are posing in front of the courthouse. They are not named. On the back is written "1st Grand Jury after Present Ct. House built."
Date: 1899
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Menger School

Description: Portrait of students who attended Menger School during the 1907-1908 school year. There are four rows of male and female students posing in front of the school building. According to accompanying information the teacher is Mr. Oho Fisseler and the school is locsted in District 42 in Lavaca County.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Meyerhoff Building

Description: Postcard of the Meyerhoff Dry Goods Building. The building is on a corner lot and is two stories tall. A show window runs the length of the front of the building and continues around the corner. There are six men standing outside on the sidewalk.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Opera House

Description: Postcard of the Opera House in Hallettsville, Texas. The building is three stories high and stairs lead up to the main entrance. There are smaller buildings on either side of the Opera House and to the right is a tree. Men are standing outside on the sidewalk in front of the building.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

L.S. Schwarz and Company Building

Description: Postcard of the L. Schwartz and Company building. In the storefront windows shirts, shoes, and other miscellaneous items are on display. Men and women are standing outside the store on the sidewalk.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

[Hallettsville Public School]

Description: Postcard of Hallettsville Public School. The school is three stories high and has a bell tower. There are steps leading up to the main entrance and trees line the outside of the building. Men and women are on the front steps and on the sidewalk that surrounds the building.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Opera House

Description: Postcard of the Opera House in Hallettsville, Texas. The building is three stories high and stairs lead up to the arched main entrance. Two smaller buildings are on either side of the Opera House and seven men are standing outside on the street.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Birdseye View of Hallettsville, Texas

Description: Aerial view of Hallettsville, Texas taken from the top of Sacred Heart Catholic Church looking northwest. Visible buildings include the Livery stables, Neuhaus Building, Elstner's Hall, and the Appelt Building. In the background are fields on the outskirts of town.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Birdseye View of Hallettsville, Texas

Description: Aerial photograph of Hallettsville, Texas, taken from the top of Lavaca County Courthouse looking southeast. Visible buildings include Elstner's Hall, Neuhaus Building, Appelt's Building, and T. A. Hill Lumber Yard. In the foreground is an intersection.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Birdseye View of Hallettsville, Texas

Description: Aerial photograph of Hallettsville, Texas. In the foreground are family homes and business buildings. In the background a church is visible. Lining the dirt roads are trees.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Lavaca County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of Lavaca County Courthouse. The Courthouse is made of stone and is four stories high. Trees surround the sidewalk in front of the building.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Northeast View of Hallettsville, Texas

Description: Aerial photograph of Hallettsville, Texas. In the foreground is the Aronsohn Dry Goods Building, Samusch Building, and the Schwartz Building. In the background are other business buildings and family homes.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Birdseye View of Hallettsville, Texas

Description: Aerial view of Hallettsville, Texas. In the foreground is the Meyerhoff Building and Lay's Drug Store. Other buildings are in the background and there are dirt roads in between the buildings.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Birdseye View of Hallettsville, Texas

Description: Aerial photograph of Hallettsville, Texas. Visible buildings include the Livery stables, Neuhaus Building, Elstner's Building, and the Appelt Building. Fields are located behind the buildings on the outskirts of town.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Lavaca County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of Lavaca County Courthouse. The stone building is four-stories tall and has a clock tower. Stairs lead up to the main arched entryway. To the left of the main entrance is a tree.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Lavaca County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of Lavaca County Courthouse. The stone building is four-stories high and a clock tower. Horse-drawn wagons and carriages are in front of the building on the dirt road. Trees and telephone wires are in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Lavaca County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of the Lavaca County Courthouse. The Courthouse is made of stone and has a clock tower. In front of the building is a large tree and cars are parked on the street.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Lavaca County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of Lavaca County Courthouse. The stone building is four-stories high and has a clock tower. A wooden fence surrounds the front of the courthouse. Telephone wires are in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library