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Street Railroad Downtown

Description: A crowd of people in downtown Austin. Caption on photo reads, "Loading the Plain Line Street Cars at Sixth and Congress, Austin, Texas, 1:40p.m., February 7, 1940 for their last run. Being replaced by new buses on the left."
Date: February 7, 1940
Creator: Ellison Photo Service
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Street Cars in Cleburne, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a large group of people standing in front of two street cars at the corner of Henderson and Caddo in Cleburne, Texas. Several of the people are holding bicycles and the store fronts behind the street cars are labelled, "Bank," and "Nickel Store."
Date: 1911
Partner: Johnson County Historical Commission

[News Script: Trestle]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the dismantling of the Dallas streetcar viaduct, as the city's streetcars are replaced with buses.
Date: April 12, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
captions transcript

[News Clip: Trolley Cars]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: August 17, 1978, 6:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 59 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
captions transcript

[News Clip: Fort Worth City Council]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: August 22, 1978, 5:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 44 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[G. Ave., Douglas , Arizona]

Description: Postcard of G Avenue in Douglas, Arizona. Street scene of G Avenue. An electric street car/trolley is seen moving along G Avenue. Right of the image is the Bank of Douglas established in 1902.
Date: 1909~
Creator: Horne, Walter. H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[G. Ave., Douglas , Arizona]

Description: Postcard of G Avenue in Douglas, Arizona. Street scene of G Avenue. An electric street car/trolley is seen moving along G Avenue. Right of the image is the Bank of Douglas established in 1902.
Date: 1909~
Creator: Horne, Walter. H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[International Bridge]

Description: Postcard depicting the international bridge between El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Ciudad Juarez is visible in the distance. This image is looking south towards Ciudad Juarez. The bridge spans the Rio Grande River. In the middle of the image is a trolley car. The background of the image shows the Sierra De Juarez mountain range. Agriculture fields are visible in the background.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Anson Mills Building]

Description: Postcard of the Anson Mills Building. The Anson Mills Building is a historic building located at 303 North Oregon Street in El Paso, Texas. The building stands on the original site of the 1832 Ponce de León ranch. Anson Mills hired Henry C. Trost of the Trost and Trost architectural firm to design and construct the building. Trost was the area's foremost pioneer in the use of reinforced concrete. Built in 1910-1911, the building was only the second concrete-frame skyscraper in the United States, and one of the largest all-concrete buildings. At 145 feet (44 m), the 12-story Mills Building was the tallest building in El Paso when completed. The architectural firm of Trost and Trost moved its offices to the building upon completion, where they remained until 1920. The Mills family sold the building in 1965. The building stands on a corner site opposite San Jacinto Plaza, with a gracefully curved street facade that wraps around the south and east sides. Like many of Trost's designs, the Anson Mills Building's overall form and strong verticality, as well as details of the ornamentation and cornice, are reminiscent of the Chicago School work of Louis Sullivan. In 1974, the Mills Building's windows were replaced with vertical bands of mirrored glass, radically altering its appearance. Advertisement to the left reads: Scott White Co. Drugs Roberts Banner Bldg.
Date: 1915~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Anson Mills Building]

Description: Postcard of Anson Mills Building. The Anson Mills Building is a historic building located at 303 North Oregon Street in El Paso, Texas. The building stands on the original site of the 1832 Ponce de León ranch. Anson Mills hired Henry C. Trost of the Trost and Trost architectural firm to design and construct the building. Trost was the area's foremost pioneer in the use of reinforced concrete. Built in 1910-1911, the building was only the second concrete-frame skyscraper in the United States, and one of the largest all-concrete buildings. At 145 feet (44 m), the 12-story Mills Building was the tallest building in El Paso when completed. The architectural firm of Trost and Trost moved its offices to the building upon completion, where they remained until 1920. The Mills family sold the building in 1965. The building stands on a corner site opposite San Jacinto Plaza, with a gracefully curved street facade that wraps around the south and east sides. Like many of Trost's designs, the Anson Mills Building's overall form and strong verticality, as well as details of the ornamentation and cornice, are reminiscent of the Chicago School work of Louis Sullivan. In 1974, the Mills Building's windows were replaced with vertical bands of mirrored glass, radically altering its appearance. Advertisement to the left reads: Scott White Co. Drugs Roberts Banner Bldg.
Date: 1915~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[San Francisco Street and the City of El Paso, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of the 600 block of San Francisco Street on the western edge of Downtown El Paso, Texas - the view is to the east This is an amazing image of San Francisco Street and the Union Passenger Depot area in El Paso, Texas. Union Passenger Depot is to the left - West end of San Francisco Street. The trolley car, middle-center reads, "Depot" which indicates that the trolley car is servicing the Depot area. The first building to the right is the Hotel Green Tree - 604-608 San Francisco Street opposite of Union Passenger Depot. On the first floor of the Hotel Green Tree is the Hotel Green Tree Bar. Right of the Hotel Green Tree is the Krahmer Hotel. Left of the trolley car are horse drawn carriages which are waiting for disembarking Union Depot train passengers. Down the road and to the right side is the Hotel Carlyle - 416 San Francisco Street; advertisements for The H. Lesinsky Company wholesale grocers and International Electric Supply Co. are also visible; the Herald News Co. left side, and also Krakauer, Zork, & Moye's - 115-17 San Francisco Street are also visible in this image. Krakauer, Zork & Moye's became a leading wholesale hardware dealer in the Southwest. The 1915 El Paso City Directory was used to positively identify some of the buildings in this postcard.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Part of the Business Section, El Paso, Texas]

Description: Postcard of downtown El Paso, Texas. The perspective here is of the 100 block of W Mills Avenue looking west towards Pioneer Plaza. The caption on the post card reads, "Part of the Business Section, El Paso, Texas". Although the exact time of year cannot be determined; the weather must have been cold when this image was captured because the people are wearing coats and jackets. Off to the right is San Jacinto Plaza/park which is bordered by Mills Avenue to the south and Oregon Street on the west. Behind the park is the Anson Mills building. Next to the Anson Mills building is the White House Department Store. The white building in the center of the image is the Herald Building - home of the Herald News Company aka the El Paso Herald. Across from the White House Department Store is Hotel Sheldon. The light colored building immediately to the left is the Roberts-Banner Building located at 114-20 W Mills. The Roberts-Banner Building and the Anson Mills Building were both designed by famed architect Henry C. Trost of Trost & Trost. Also visible in this image is a unknown trolley traveling north on Oregon Street, vintage automobiles and people going about their business.
Date: 1915~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[North Stanton Street, El Paso, Texas]

Description: Postcard of North Stanton Street, El Paso, Texas. [Rim of Mesa in the Distance.] This is the 100 and 200 block of N Stanton Street with a north perspective of the street. The Reynolds Building is the 5 story white structure on the left side of the image. The address for the Reynolds Building is 201-5 N Stanton circa 1917. The building still stands today and was designed by the the architect firm of Trost & Trost. Built in 1911 the building was originally called Calisher's. Other names for the same building are Everybody's Department Store; the Reynolds Building; American Furniture; and J. J. Newberry Company. On the other side of the Reynolds Building is the Busy Bee Fruit Store, 200 N Stanton. The 7 story structure on the left side of Stanton Street, in the distance, is the El Paso & Southwestern Building or E P & S W. Stanton Street is full of pedestrians, horse and buggy's, cars, and two electric trolley cars. Other visible stores include Kiefer's and Tuttle Paint & Glass Company, 210-212 N Stanton. Information and citation source is from the 1917 El Paso, Texas City Directory.
Date: 1917~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

Station-Indicator.

Description: Patent for a station-indicator for trolley cars meant to "produce an automatic apparatus of this kind which is worked by the movement of the car and in which a map is employed, which is moved in such a way that the various points at which the car stops will always be correctly indicated" (lines 13-18).
Date: June 12, 1894
Creator: Baker, Artemas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Speed-Indicator.

Description: Patent for a speed-indicator to be used on trolly-cars and other vehicles that informs anyone looking behind the trolly-car if that car is speeding or not. An alarm goes off when the car goes above a predetermined speed, which is activated by a governor that is controlled from the wheels. A device keeps the signal normal.
Date: July 7, 1896
Creator: Bateman, Talbot Owens
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Shading Adjuster.

Description: Patent for a car-shade adjuster in passenger-coaches of street-cars that allows shades to "be raised or lowered at will and held firmly in any desired position" (lines 18-19). It is set in tracks in the window frame, held in place by springs, and bearings to keep friction between the shade-roller and track.
Date: July 28, 1896
Creator: Smith, Earl W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Anti-Oscillating Attachment for Street-Cars.

Description: Patent for an improved anti-oscillating attachment for street-cars. It has a car truck, equalizing pivoting bars secured between the truck ends, cushions on either side of the bars, adjustable bolts that hold the bars in place, and springs between the bolts.
Date: July 10, 1894
Creator: Chollar, Benjamin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trolley-Catcher.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient trolley pole that can be "dropped to a position of safety when the trolley wheel leaves the wire, whereby the pole is prevented from coming in contact with the supports of the trolley wire, the feeders, &c." (lines 10-14). The pole is easily re-engaged.
Date: October 30, 1894
Creator: Cobb, Woodson D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an improved device used to connect rail cars, including illustrations and descriptions of how the new coupling works.
Date: April 15, 1884
Creator: Hathaway, Charles L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Street-Car.

Description: Patent for improving the construction of street cars which turn upon the truck. Accompanied by illustrations.
Date: December 29, 1885
Creator: Cutter, Martin A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Conduit Electric Railway.

Description: Patent for a surface trolley for electric railways that operates "upon the surface of the pavement or ground between the tracks of the road, for connecting the car with the motor power, in place of the trolley and over head wires now suspended upon the unsightly poles in the center or at the sides of the street, which are found to be very objectionable on account of their obstructing the passageway in the streets and upon the side walks, and the wires preventing the free movement of fire companies in extending their ladders in gaining access to buildings, and also because of the great danger attending persons and animals moving about in the street, on account of the charged or live wires frequently being thrown down upon the ground, and coming in contact with and destroying the life of persons, and also on account of the frequent fatal accidents to persons having charge of the repair of the wires and other apparatus in connection with them, often coming in contact with live wires while elevated on the poles and engaged in repairing them" (lines 16-38).
Date: April 11, 1893
Creator: Voe, William R. de
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Recording Apparatus for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for an improved automatic passenger register and mileage recorder for vehicles that travel on rails. It consists of a roller that is actives by a time motor, a strip that the roller moves, a pressure roller, a pair of rollers that a record sheet is wound between, a mechanism that controls movements of the pair of rollers, electromagnets that are connected to the seats, armature levers that mark the electromagnets current, a bell crank lever that marks the moving record sheet, and a spring that supports the lever.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Baade, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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