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Street Scene in Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Photograph of a street scene in Ft. Worth, Texas. There are trolleys and trolley tracks in the center of the street and lining the sidewalks are old cars. Tall commercial buildings are on either side of the street with signs such as, "Trunks", "Arcade Apartments", and "Acres Sign Studio, Signs". There are street lamps and telephone poles on sidewalk.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Paris Texas Downtown

Description: Photograph of an apartment building in down town Paris,Texas.The back,south west,corner of the building facing east on South Main Street at Austin Streets is in the center of the photo.The building in the background is the post 1916 fire Gibraltar Hotel and shows the front,south east,corner of the building facing east on South Main Street at Austin Street.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

The Oaks

Description: Once located at NW 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street, the Oaks met its doom in a fire that destroyed it--and the nearby Presbyterian church--in 1908. A different picture of the hotel appears in A.F. Weaver's "Time Was in Mineral Wells on page 103. The picture appears to have been excerpted from an advertising bulletin. Copy found around the negative's picture does not appear to relate directly to the hotel, but further text (that was not conserved) may have mentioned this particular hotel. A colophon in the lower right-hand corner of the photograph identifies it as the work of "Evans Photo Mineral Wells."
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[The Star House]

Description: The Star House was built by Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Ramsey about 1900, and contained 34 rooms. Copy around the picture (unfortunately not visible here) lists the rates at $1.25 per day, or $7 to $8 per week. A.F. Weaver (in "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells...") locates this hotel at "315 Coke Street" [sic], but Polk's Directory for 1909, 1920 and 1927 list no such person as "J.J. Ramsey", or a "Star House" located at the address given by Weaver. The 1909 Polk's Directory lists a "Star House" at 209 Elm Street (NW 2nd Avenue), with the proprietor named as "R. L. Neal."
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library