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Hotel Eckels [later New Park Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the the street side view of Hotel Eckels. A horse drawn carriage with "Hotel Eckels" painted on the side is to the left of the building. A horse pulling a wagon with three men sitting in it is in the front of the building. The hotel is made of brick and is three stories tall.
Date: unknown
Creator: Saccar
Item Type: Photograph

Houston Hustlers in Hallettsville, Texas

Description: Photograph of the Houston Hustlers as they came through Hallettsville, Texas. According to an accompanying article, "Seven wagons chained together and drawn by eight yoke of oxen conveyed the Houston party from the depot to the barbecue grounds." The wagons are in front of several buildings on the west side of the Courthouse Square. According to another accompanying article, you can see the Lavaca Bank, the white building in the center background, partially visible. There are other people in the street watching, including a band. Written at the bottom right of the photograph is "Houston Hustlers at Hallettsville Texas April 26, 1907." On the back it says "Property of Lillie Ahrens."
Date: April 26, 1907
Creator: Fey & Braunig
Item Type: Photograph

Idle Hour Club

Description: Photograph of Idle Hour Club. The building is two stories tall. Four cars are parked on the dirt road around the building. In the foreground are telephone poles and a street light. Accompanying information lists the location on the corner of E. Second St. and N. Texana.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

J. H. Appelt Building

Description: Photograph of the J. H. Appelt Building in 1889. There are people standing around the building and a man in a cart pulled by two mules. This is a brick two-story building with lots of windows. According to accompanying information, this saloon was located at Third and LaGrange Streets in Hallettsville and was built in 1888-89, and there was a fire in 1890 which resulted in the left side of the building being torn down and rebuilt.
Date: 1889
Item Type: Photograph

John [Rothsmitt] Meat Market

Description: Photograph of John Rothsmitt Meat Market. The market is in a one-story building. There is a wooden awning in front of the store. Men, women, and children are standing outside of the store along with a horse-drawn wagon.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Kinkler School

Description: Portrait of students attending Kinkler School during the 1920-1921 school year. There are three rows of male and female students posing in front of the school building.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Kinkler School

Description: Portrait of students who attended Kinkler School during the 1932-1933 school year. There are three rows of male and female students posing outside, in front of the building. The school is one-story and has a front porch. To the left of the school are two trees.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Komensky School

Description: Portrait of students attending Komensky School. There are six rows of male and female students standing outside in front of trees. In the foreground is a barbed wire fence.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Kominsky School

Description: Portrait of students attending Kominsky School during the 1924-1925 school year. There are five rows of male and female students posing in front of the school building. Accompanying information lists the two teachers as Ida Gallia Hrncir and Millie Elstner. The principal is Charles R. Hrncir.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Postcard

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
Item Type: Postcard

Lavaca County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of Lavaca County Courthouse. The Courthouse is a four-story stone building with a clock tower. Four men are sitting and standing on the front steps. In front of the main entrance are horse-drawn wagons.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Postcard

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
Item Type: Postcard

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
Item Type: Postcard

Lavaca County Courthouse

Description: Portrait of Lavaca County Courthouse. The stone building is four-stories tall and has a clock tower. Steps lead up to the main arched entryway. To the left and right of the building are trees.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

Lavaca County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of Lavaca County Courthouse. The stone building is four-stories high and has a clock tower. In the foreground trees line the sidewalk. On the front of the postcard is a handwritten note.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

Lavaca County Teachers and Trustees

Description: Photograph of Lavaca County teachers and trustees at an event outside. There are rows of tables with food and people are lined up serving themselves. In the foreground is a large tree trunk. There is handwriting on the front left corner of the photograph that reads, "Eat, drink and be merry in honor of teachers and trustees, Hallettsville, Lavaca Co., Texas Sept. 9. 15."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Lavaca River After Snowfall

Description: Lavaca River after the snowfall on February 15, 1895. The riverbanks are covered in snow and a wooden bridge is in the foreground. In the background are the H. M. Tippitt home and the Joseph Stanzel home.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Lavaca River Bridge

Description: Postcard of the Lavaca River Bridge. The structural support of the bridge is made of concrete with metal supports. In the background are houses and buildings.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Lavaca River in Snow

Description: Photograph of Lavaca River taken after the snowstorm in January 1949. The banks of the river are covered in snow. In the background, family homes and trees are visible.
Date: unknown
Creator: Minear
Item Type: Postcard