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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

Fire Truck and Fire Wagon

Description: Photograph of a motorized fire engine and a horsedrawn fire wagon at the Taylor Fire Department Station behind Taylor City Hall.
Date: 19??
Item Type: Photograph

City Hall, Taylor, Texas

Description: Postcard of the 1905-1935 Taylor City Hall, located on Heritage Square in downtown Taylor. Faded correspondence on the back in English.
Date: 190?
Item Type: Postcard

Fire Department, Taylor, Texas

Description: Postcard of the Taylor Fire Department, located at the back of Taylor City Hall. There were three bays for equipment. Pictured outside are a horse-drawn water wagon and a horse-drawn ladder wagon. Notice the white dog. There is correspondence in English written on the back of the card.
Date: 1907
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

St. James Episcopal Church

Description: Postcard of St. James Episcopal Church, located at the corner of 7th & Davis Street, Taylor. Correspondence in English on the back of the postcard.
Date: 191?
Item Type: Postcard

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

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