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[Flores Street near City Hall]

Description: Postcard of streetcars and cars on Flores Street in front of City Hall. The Strand Theater building is on the leftmost side. On the back of the postcard, there is a letter addressed to Mrs. F. MacArthur (Blanche) from Annie Lane asking her to send a photograph of the two of them together.
Date: July 1918
Creator: Lane, Annie
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Street car, Matamoros, Mexico]

Description: Postcard of a streetcar drawn by a mule or donkey. The streetcar is being pulled along a track in the center of a street that is bordered by buildings. The picture shows Matamoros, Mexico across the border from Brownsville, Texas. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to "Miss Maria Sanchy" from "E. M." that reads, "Ni la ausencia y la distancia, ni el tiempo de no [v]erte; por ningunas sircustancias he de dejar de quererte, yours for ever." (Loosely: "Neither the absence and the distance, nor the time since I have seen you; under no circumstances have I stopped loving you.")
Date: August 14, 1911
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Walter Wiggs, Sr., Jim Grady, two unidentified men, and one unidentified boy on streetcar]

Description: Early Denton streetcar with sign on front saying: "Jarrell-Evans Dry Goods and Manufacturers Surplus Sale. Now in full blast." Man in uniform at the front of the streetcar is Walter Wiggs, Sr., and the man in the back with cigar is Jim Grady. The other individuals in the picture are unidentified. A boy can be seen hanging on the back of the streetcar and behind the streetcar a man is driving a horse-drawn buggy. The Denton Depot can be seen in the background. Along the side of the car is a sign reading "Denton Railroad Company".
Date: 1909~
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Walter Wiggs, Sr., Jim Grady, two unidentified men, and one unidentified boy on streetcar]

Description: Early Denton streetcar with sign on front saying: "Jarrell-Evans Dry Goods and Manufacturers Surplus Sale. Now in full blast." Man in uniform at the front of the streetcar is Walter Wiggs, Sr., and the man in the back with cigar is Jim Grady. The other individuals in the picture are unidentified. A boy can be seen hanging on the back of the streetcar and behind the streetcar a man is driving a horse-drawn buggy. The Denton Depot can be seen in the background. Along the side of the car is a sign reading "Denton Railroad Company".
Date: 1909~
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Streetcars no. 30 and no. 40 of the Denton Traction Company in front of the courthouse]

Description: The No. 30 and No. 40 Denton Traction Company streets cars in front of the Denton County Courthouse. The unidentified conductor for the No. 30 is standing next to the car and an unidentified passenger stands in the door. An unidentified passenger is standing in the door of the No. 40 car. The cars are standing at the diverging point for the lines at the intersection of Elm and Hickory streets. The streetcars were made by the Danville Car Company.
Date: 1911
Location Info:
Partner: Denton Public Library

The "Ben Hur"

Description: The "Ben Hur" motor car is shown on Mesquite Street (the 200 block of NE 1st Avenue), Mineral Wells, Texas. This new and larger gasoline-powered car joined two "Dinky Cars" (Esther and Susie--named for the daughters of the railroad's co-owner, banker Cicero Smith) on the Mineral Wells Lakewood Park and Scenic Railway in 1908. The railway ceased operation in 1909, a year after the larger car was added to the fleet. Mineral Wells was probably one of the few cities in the United States which had gasoline-powered street cars. It has been reasonably conjectured that the Dinky Carsd had been developed fromk gasoline-powered inspection cars that the railroad used to maintain its tracks. One of the boys shown standing beside it is Mr. Whatley of local automobile fame. This photograph is shown on page 74 of "TIME WAS In Mineral Wells", Second Edition. The Scenic Railway, on which the "Dinky Cars" operated, was owned by banker Cicero Smith; and Ed Dismuke, owner of the Famous Water Company. It carried passengers every quarter-hour from Mineral Wells around the south flank of West Mountain to the recreation area of Lake Pinto. A 'round trip fare was fifteen cents. Dismuke's Famous Mineral Water wells were located around Lake Pinto, and water was pumped over the mountain to the Famous Water Company and its drinking pavilion. The building on the left edge of the picture with the arched windows was M.H. Coleman's Clothing and Shoes for gentlemen. It was later occupied by Wallace Distributing Company. The building still stands diagonally northwest across NE 1st. Avenue from the Baker Hotel.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Oak Street, Mineral Wells, Texas

Description: This picture purports to show North Oak Avenue,(the photograph reads "Oak Street")of Mineral Wells, Texas,in the 100 block--looking north. The Mineral Wells Electric Railway operated from 1907 to 1913, and streets were paved in 1914. Visible are: A horse-drawn hack with passengers, a streetcar, automobiles, numerous people on sidewalks, and businesses along the street. The streetcar (Apparently working on air: The electric line required to power it is nowhere in sight)is passing the Poston Dry Goods store on its right. The Hexagon Hotel (opened December 1897)is possibly visible in the distance. A steeple is barely visible on the skyline at the left (west) side of the street.
Date: August 8, 2006
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Old Elmhurst Park , Allen & Charles,1907

Description: Two people are shown standing on the wooden bridge at Elmhust Park, Mineral Wells, in 1907. A holograph inscription on the photograph that reads "Old Elmhurst Park, Allen & Charles, 1907", probably refers to the man and boy in the picture. Elmhurst Park, a very popular recreation area during its heyday, was located in southwest Mineral Wells at the end of the streetcar line. Patrons walked from the streetcar (in the background) across the wooden bridge to the Casino and other attractions.
Date: 1907
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Postcard of the Plaza Hotel]

Description: Postcard featuring a view of the Plaza Hotel in Port Arthur, Texas. The hotel, right, is a three story structure with grounds that have been landscaped with palm trees. It is standing along a car lined intersection, down which one can see several buildings along either side and a streetcar making a turn. A smudged circular red mark is in the upper right corner. On the reverse side is a description of the scene and the area.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Interurban Limited Car Barns]

Description: Photograph of the barns that hold the Interurban Limited street cars. The water towers advertises, "Ride the Interurban Limited between Dallas and Fort Worth." This photo is part of the Southwestern Mechanical Company Photograph Album.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hinsdale & Bryant
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Fleming Building

Description: Color postcard with a picture of the Fleming Building at 6th and Walnut St., Des Moines, Iowa. The view is towards a corner of the building. A streetcar is coming down the street next to it. Correspondence on the back reads, "Rec'd your postal. Glad to hear from you. Ethel Toudreau" It is addressed to Mr Mrs Earl Dill, Oklahoma City, Okla. 517 High St. It is postmarked Des Moines, Iowa on Feb 24, 1909
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Improvements in Rail-Lubricators

Description: Patent for "a lubricating apparatus for use on street and other cars for lubricating the track when the car rounds a curve" (lines 8-11) including list of parts and illustrations.
Date: April 27, 1910
Creator: Freeman, Frank S. & Doke, Fred L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Alamo Plaza with Grenet's Store]

Description: Photograph of Alamo Plaza looking north. Grenet's Store and the Alamo are centered in the background, and the Meat Market house in the foreground. A streetcar and workers are visible on the far left laying tracks.
Date: unknown
Creator: Raba, Ernst Wilhelm, 1874-1951
Location Info:
Partner: San Antonio Conservation Society

[Alamo Plaza]

Description: Photograph of Alamo Plaza looking south. From left to right are: the three-story Menger Hotel; St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with its steeple still under construction; the Gallagher Building (center) and the Dullnig Building, distinguished by its dome (upper right). A streetcar travels up the open plaza across from where horse drawn carriages are parked in front of the Gallagher Building and Menger Hotel.
Date: unknown
Creator: Raba, Ernst Wilhelm, 1874-1951
Location Info:
Partner: San Antonio Conservation Society

[Hay Market in Military Plaza]

Description: Photograph of hay and produce wagons, looking south in Military Plaza. A street car is visible at the the intersection of South Flores Street at the upper left. The third building to the right of Flores Street is the Kotula Building. The original Heusinger Hardware store is to the right of Kotula's.
Date: unknown
Creator: Raba, Ernst Wilhelm, 1874-1951
Location Info:
Partner: San Antonio Conservation Society

[Alamo Plaza at Houston Street]

Description: Copy print of the north end of Alamo Plaza, looking west at streetcars traveling on Houston Street. The Maverick Bank Building stands at the far left, opposite the eight-story Gibbs Building. Three automobiles and a bicycle are parked curbside in front of the 1890 U.S. Federal Courthouse and Post Office in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Creator: Raba, Ernst Wilhelm, 1874-1951
Location Info:
Partner: San Antonio Conservation Society

Electric Streetcar

Description: North Texas State Normal College, electric streetcar provides transportation between campus and downtown Denton beginning in 1910. People gathered on an electric street car.
Date: 1910~
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections