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Owl Cafe

Description: Photograph of the Owl Cafe, street view, located at 111 East First Street, Taylor. Note the automobiles parked along the side of the street.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph

Thompson Building

Description: Photograph of the Thompson Building at 109 N. Main Street, housing the Tommie Speegle Bakery. Photograph taken Sept 29, 1947.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph

View North on Main

Description: Photograph of the view north on Main from Stromberg Hospital, at 8th Street, Taylor. The hospital is not itself visible.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph

Raymond Preslar

Description: Photograph of Raymond Preslar leaning against parking sign. Mr. Preslar was partners with Robert Hewitt in the Preslar & Hewitt Drugs, 323 N. Main Street, Taylor. Can faintly see the cotton sign and a traffic signal in background.
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph

Robert Hewitt

Description: Photograph of Robert Hewitt wearing a hat. Mr. Hewitt was partners with Raymond Preslar in the Preslar & Hewitt Drugs, 323 N. Main Street, Taylor. Mr. Hewitt appears to be standing under the store sign.
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph

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

Rosner's Department Store

Description: Photograph of Rosner's Department Store, at 205 N. Main Street, Taylor, Texas. Also depicted are cars parked on the street and a traffic signal in the middle of the intersection.
Date: 1935
Item Type: Photograph

Fire Department

Description: Photograph of two fire trucks from the Taylor Fire Department in the driveway of the bays. The bays for the Taylor Fire Department are on the east end of Taylor City Hall.
Date: 1932
Item Type: Photograph

Star Tire Store

Description: Photograph of the Star Tire Store at 421 N. Main, at the southwest corner of 5th & Main Streets, Taylor. Note the visible gas tanks (glass tops of tanks) and the movie poster for "Susan Lenox: Her Rise and Fall" starring Greta Garbo in 1931.
Date: 1931
Item Type: Photograph

I. & G. N. Depot

Description: Color postcard of the I. & G.N. Railroad Depot in Taylor, Texas. No correspondence on the back.
Date: 1930
Item Type: Postcard

Taylor Bedding Company

Description: Postcard of Taylor Bedding Company, World's Largest, Taylor, Texas. Located on West Second Street. No correspondence on the back.
Date: 1930
Item Type: Postcard

Westend Station

Description: Photograph of the Westend Fire Station, located on Victoria Street, Taylor. At the wheel of the fire engine is driver A.A. Gus Reno.
Date: 1928
Item Type: Photograph

Sewer Pipes Installed in Granger

Description: Photograph of construction on a street in Granger to install sewer pipes. Pictured also is Mr. Schrammer, Chairman of the Sewer Committee, though where he is in the photo is not identified.
Date: 1927
Item Type: Photograph

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

Fourth of July Celebration

Description: Photograph of the Fourth of July Celebration in 1926, downtown Taylor. View is looking south down Main Street. Crowds of onlookers line the streets.
Date: 1926
Item Type: Photograph

Plumbing Parade Float

Description: Photograph of a parade float on back of truck with outhouse and bathroom fixtures shown. Vehicle identified as early 1900's truck.
Date: 1926
Item Type: Photograph