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Palace Theater rebuilt 1937

Description: The Palace Theater was opened in 1937 after a previous theater was destroyed by fire. The theater was opened and operated by Mrs. Mable Phipps, widow of F. M. Phipps, and G. R. Layton, son of the late G. S. Layton.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[The Railroaders Who Make Them Roll]

Description: Photograph of four men and the railroad conductor posing in front of a steam engine. The train is labeled number 67 and is carrying a single car. There are buildings along the side of the train tracks.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[The Train That Brought FDR to Childress, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a steam engine traveling across an open field. There are parked cars waiting along both sides of the train tracks and the drivers are waiting outside their cars. President Franklin D. Roosevelt is a passenger on the train according to the handwriting on the edge of the photograph.
Date: 1938
Creator: Stanford Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Childress Railroad Shops Store Department Employees]

Description: Photograph of several railroad shop store department employees. This group mostly consists of adult men but there are two adolescent boys in the front of this small crowd. The group is posing in front of an unidentifiable brick building.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Fourth Courthouse in Childress, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the fourth courthouse built in Childress, Texas. This current version of the county courthouse is surrounded by trees and a parking lot filled with parked cars. Large white clouds are scattered throughout the sky.
Date: unknown
Creator: Webb Photo
Item Type: Photograph

[Childress Shop Yards Built in 1910]

Description: Photograph of railroad shop yards in Childress, Texas. There are two sets of train tracks, one smaller than the other, with various buildings and structures in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Rufus Layton

Description: Photograph of Rufus Layton, son of G. S. Layton. Co-owner of Phipps and Layton Theaters.
Date: 1937
Creator: Webb Studio
Item Type: Photograph

Hanna Dept. Store

Description: Photograph showing a group of people inside of a department store. Three employees are shown behind the counter while two customers and a small child stand near the counter. There are various tapestries and cloths displayed around the scene.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Woods Mclody Boys

Description: Photograph of a musical group. Eight men are shown in uniform, holding various instruments behind a microphone.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Picnic at Grosbeck

Description: Photograph of a picnic gathering. An unknown group of people are shown seated under a white tent held up by two vertical posts. The picnic is in front of a wooded area.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

FDR Speaks in Childress, Texas

Description: Photograph of Franklin Delano Roosevelt giving a speech from the back of a train in Childress, Texas. On either side of him from left to right is a security guard, Governor James Allred, another guard, Marvin Jones and Tom Connally. Both of Mr. Roosevelt's hands are on the podium and he speaks into a microphone. All the men wear suits and ties, Mr. Connally wears a bow tie. There is a railing in front of the men. In the immediate foreground is the back of somebody's head and a typed piece of paper saying who the men are.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[John's Furniture Store in Childress, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the east side of Commerce Street in Childress, Texas. John's Furniture Store, Western Auto, and a hardware store are standing side by side. A car is parked in front of Western Auto, all the other parking spaces are empty. There is a street light in front of John's Furniture Store.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[C.W. Furr Mercantile]

Description: Photograph of the C.W. Furr Mercantile. There is a wide array of merchandise around the store. There is a woman behind the counter and another woman and three men on the other side of the counter. One man is sitting on a stool and the rest are standing.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Kirkland Lumber Company

Description: Photograph of the Kirkland Lumber Co. owned by Jim M. Wilder. Three unidentified men sit on the front porch of the building in the center of the frame. Long warehouses stand to either side of the building in the center and another lumber yard is visible in the background behind a low wooden fence. Written in pencil along the bottom margin of the photograph: "Kirkland Lbr Co. Kirkland Texas Aug - 1 - 1908.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Lon Alexander Drug Store

Description: Photograph of the Lon Alexander Drug Store. Three store employees are shown inside of the store with various items in glass cases.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Ranchouse Motel]

Description: Photograph of the Ranchouse Motel in Childress, Texas. There is a large sign for the motel on the left hand side and electrical poles and wires in the background. The two way street the motel is on is in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Creator: Webb Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[4-H Club Members]

Description: Photograph of three members of the 4-H Club. The women are sitting and kneeling beside a lake in Fair Park for a picnic.
Date: 1961
Item Type: Photograph

[C.W. Furr Mercantile 1915]

Description: Photograph of two stores standing side by side. There are a couple of unidentified buildings in the background on the right hand side.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph