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[The Firstron Building After a Fire]

Description: The Firstron Building occupied the site of the Oxford Hotel (which burned down)and was itself replaced by the First National Bank (which moved away). The building burned in 1983. Lynch Plaza now [2012] occupies the site. The sign in front of the remains of the Firstron Building reads: Firstron Building OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT 325-4461 ROOM 300 It invites ironic comment. This picture appears in "Time Was in Mineral Wells", Second Edition, on page 186.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

The Road from London to the City of Bristol.

Description: This map shows the road between London and Bristol in portions broken up across seven strips (illustrated to look like ribbons). Various landmarks are drawn in color and labeled (with relief shown pictorially), including aerial plans of the streets in the major cities. There is also a color illustration of farm animals and people around the text box at the top of the map.
Date: unknown
Creator: Ogilby, John, 1600-1676
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

The Road from London to Portsmouth in com. Southamp

Description: This map shows the road between London and Portsmouth in portions broken up across six strips (illustrated to look like ribbons). Various landmarks are drawn in color and labeled (with relief shown pictorially), including aerial plans of the streets in the major cities. There is also a color illustration of cherubs around the text box at the top of the map.
Date: unknown
Creator: Ogilby, John, 1600-1676
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Swimming at Lovers Retreat]

Description: Individuals are shown boating and swimming in Eagle Creek at Lovers Retreat, four miles west of Palo Pinto. The large swimming/fishing area of the creek is separated from the beautiful picnic area to the south of the creek (and to the right in the photograph), and also from a spectacular boulder field north of the creek. A suspension foot-bridge spanned Eagle Creek in this area. This view is from the suspension bridge, looking east on Eagle Creek.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Baird Residence, Oxford, England]

Description: Chez and Miss Margaret A. Baird Residence. Belbrongton Street, Oxford, England. 1927. Where William Blackshear roomed while attending Oxford. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1927
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[The Lynch Cabins]

Description: A drawing of the Lynch cabins, done by Jarmon Alvis Lynch, grandson of James Alvis Lynch. The drawing says "Alvis Lynch 77" in the bottom right-hand corner. The picture was apparently done from memory. The original mineral water discovery well is in the right foreground, with a windlass for drawing water. "Judge" Lynch and his family did not arrive in Millsap Valley until Christmas 1879. Note the tents in the right background. H. M. Berry, Mineral Wells' first teacher, noted in an article that when the reputation for the curative powers of the water spread, the area looked like "an army on the move" with health-seekers temporarily camping in tents until housing could be built for them.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

NW 6th Street-1906

Description: A legend on the photograph announces: "NW 6th Street: 1906." It shows two children on donkeys and a horse and wagon. The view is west from Welcome Mountain (now East Mountain.) It appears that the old McCutcheon home (now [2008] the Gil Hull home) can be seen on the right at 612 NW 6th Street.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Southern Pacific railroad depot]

Description: Postcard of of the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot in Beaumont, California, with thirteen men and boys posed for the photographer. At least five of them are holding bicycles. Other men can be seen in the background. A train with steam and tracks are visible on the right side of the postcard. The depot is prominent on the left side of the postcard with a sign that reads "To San Francisco 562 7/10 M., B[ea]umont, [Elevation 2556 Feet, To New Orleans 1925 4/10 M" showing the mileage from Beaumont, California, to other prominent cities. There is also a sign on the right side of the building that reads, "...Express." In the far background are mountains. Written on the bottom of the postcard is "S.P. Depot Beaumont." It should be noted that Beaumont, California, and Beaumont, Texas, are sometimes mistaken for one another. Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "How are you I am fine Come where oranges grow, Hudson Hall" The card is addressed to Miss Lula Wheeler Melrose, Tex.
Date: March 28, 1909
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Greetings from Beaumont Texas]

Description: Postcard of scenes from Texas. Printed on the top left of the postcard is "TX-1 Greetings from Beaumont Texas." Each letter in the word Texas has 2 scenes in it. The are as follows from top to bottom. T - State Capital in Austin Texas and San Jacinto Monument near Houston. E - Spindletop gusher in Beaumont and possibly plateaus in west Texas. X - Possibly great plains around Amarillo and possibly Galveston Beach. A - possibly the Rice Hotel in Houston and possibly the Neches River shoals waterfall. S - The Alamo in San Antonio and a field of bluebonnets, the state flower of Texas. Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "C.T. General Texas Series - 10 Subjects Genuine Curteich - Chicago "C.T. Art-Colortone" Post card "Reg. U.S. Pat Off)"
Date: unknown
Creator: Curteich & Co
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Beaumont High School]

Description: Postcard of Beaumont High School in Beaumont, Texas, on College Street near Neches and Trinity streets. Printed on the top left of the postcard is "High School, Beaumont, Texas." Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "7-29-14 Thanks for very pretty card. Come again with more like it. Sincerely Francy D. Driehs Beaumont Box # 74 Texas." The card is addressed to Harry Kerkow 404 E. Alleghany St. Austin Minn.
Date: July 29, 1914
Creator: D. J. Hicks
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Hotel Dieu Hospital]

Description: Postcard of Hotel Dieu hospital, located on the banks of the Neches River near Sabine Pass Avenue and Emmett Avenue. Hotel Dieu was first opened in the late 1890s. In the mid-1910s a red brick structure replaced the older wooden structure. It was built and operated by the Catholic Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Printed at the top of the postcard is "Hotel Dieu, Beaumont, Texas." Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "9732." Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "We certainly like it down here. this is a beautiful place. What are you all doing Let me hear from you." The card is addressed to Miss Mal Pilcherton Indiana Penna.
Date: [1910..1949]
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Pearl Street view]

Description: Postcard of Pearl Street, possibly looking south, with buildings, people, carriages, and a trolley car. Carriages can be seen on the left and right sides of the street with men and women. The trolley car is visible in the center of the picture. Written on the bottom of the postcard is "Beaumont Cigar Co" "Pearl Street, Looking South" and "Beaumont, Texas." In handwriting is also written "Thought maybe you would like this." In addition to the Beaumont Cigar Co., the back of the postcard also credits the Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Date: [1890..1919]
Creator: The Albertype Co.
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library