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Hotel Blazilmar

Description: Color postcard of the Hotel Blazilmar, located at 107 Porter Street, directly across from the I&GN Railroad Depot. The name of the hotel is a combination of the three investors: Howard Bland, A.J. Zilker and T.W. Marse. This hotel was originally the Murphy Hotel until 1917.
Date: 1935
Item Type: Postcard

Alex Bain Blacksmithing

Description: Photograph of Alex Bain's blacksmith shop, showing a view from the street with three men in front of the shop, with horses and carriages in the street. A sign on the second story of the building reads "Horse Shoeing Shop."
Date: 190?
Item Type: Photograph

Country Club, Taylor, Texas

Description: Photograph of the Taylor Country Club, a private golfing club in the south hills of Taylor, Texas. The club house has a dining room and dressing rooms upstairs.
Date: 192?
Item Type: Postcard

Ed Hunke Bakery Wagon

Description: Photograph of Ed Hunke's bakery wagon, drawn by two horses through the muddy streets of Taylor. Shows Ed Hunke in the wagon, a man holding a basket standing next to him.
Date: 1926
Item Type: Photograph

Trains & Roundhouse

Description: Three photographs, with top photo showing trains on the track, with the Swift Building in the background; middle photo shows the roundhouse, bottom photo is a closer shot of two trains on the track.
Date: 193?
Item Type: Photograph

Mares Grocery Store

Description: Postcard of Mares Grocery Store, located at 117 N. Main, Taylor, Texas. Five men stand in center of floor, with merchandise and displays on either side.
Date: 1916
Item Type: Postcard

Smith Motor Company Interior

Description: Photograph of the Smith Motor Company interior with car, probably an early 1920's Ford Model T. Man behind counter is identified as Herbert N. Patterson. Dealership was located 406 Talbot Street, Taylor, Texas.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph

General Store

Description: Photograph of a general store at 201 N. Main Street, with people crowded around on the boardwalk. Note that the street is a dirt road.
Date: 189?
Item Type: Photograph

Interstate 35 Progress

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of the construction of Interstate 35 through Williamson County. Exact location of area photographed is unknown.
Date: 195?
Item Type: Photograph

New Street Sweeper

Description: Photograph of the City of Taylor's new street sweeper, a Patrol Sweeper by Austin-Western Road Machinery Co., 1942 model. Posed around the sweeper are (l to r): Harry Pickoff (Dr. Pepper bottler); Ray Arrington; Peter Richards (City Manager); Ed Carver (city commissioner & ran Western Auto); Dr. J.K. McWonter.
Date: 194?
Item Type: Photograph