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W.E. Lea Home

Description: Photograph of the old W.E. Lea Mansion in Orange, Texas. The home has a large wrap-around porch and balcony with a smaller balcony on the third story. In the front and around the sides are columns. There are several tall trees around the house and a fence that surrounds it. Lined up in front of the house on the street are old fire trucks and in front of those are many men in dark suits with ties and hats and also some firemen in uniform. Typed across the top of the photograph is, "GREEN AVENUE MANSION - The First Baptist Church Youth Building now sits on the site where once a majestic mansion stood on Green Avenue between Fifth and Sixth Streets. It originally came from Sholars heirs to Lou Bettis. It was remodeled by George Bancroft and later became the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lea. Still later it became Noguess Mortuary. It was torn down in 1959 to make way for the Baptists building. Occasion for line-up of firemen and trucks unknown.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Orange Fire Department]

Description: Photograph of the Orange Fire Department Burton Substation in 1942. There are fire trucks and firemen in front of the fire station. Caption: "This was the way things looked in 1942 for Orange Firemen at Burton Substation."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Fire Department and Firemen

Description: Photograph of four firemen standing on or beside two firetrucks. They are wearing button-up short-sleeve shirts with pants and boots. On the doors of the trucks are the words, "Orange Fire Dept. 15". The word, "Pierce" is on the front of the truck within a circle. The trucks are parked in front of two garages of the fire department. The words, "Central Fire" are on top of the garage doors. In the background is a domed roof, treetops, and telephone poles. Typed across the bottom of the mat is, "LATEST PUMPERS - Modern lime green pumpers are the latest additions to the Orange Fire Department. Newer equipment now used by firefighters is in marked contrast to 1900."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Home of A.M. McKinon

Description: Photograph of the home of A.M. McKinnon in Orange, Texas. The two-story house has two porches and two balconies. Standing on the porch is a woman in a long skirt with a dog. Two people are sitting on the balcony. In the bottom right hand corner there is a horse and buggy with a driver. There are large plants on the left side of the house, vines growing up the right porch, and a tree in front of the fence that surrounds the house. Typed across the top of the photograph is, "SECOND AND GREEN AVENUE - A.M. McKinnon home at the intersection of Second and Green Avenue. Dr. Phillips lived here from 1914 to time of his death. Buggy is a Cariola popular in those days."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Motorized Fire Engine in 1916]

Description: Group of men standing in front of a new motorized fire engine at a fire station in Orange, Texas. George Rexes sits in the driver's seat. Others in the photo include: W.L. Adams, Mr. Caldwell, Mr. Spaull, E.P. Nies, Calvin Stakes, Shorty Gants, A.W. Barron, Wright Roan, George Caldwell, Jack Depew, Joe Crager, Jeff Guill and Dave Moskier.
Date: 1916
Creator: Hogan
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[J.W. Link Mansion]

Description: Photograph of the J.W. Link mansion at Ninth & Green St. in Orange, Texas. The house has a wrap around porch and balconies above the entrance on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Palm trees and a stone fence decorate the property.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum