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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Kerrville homes in the 1920s

In the 1920s, some unknown City of Kerrville employee went house to house, taking photographs of each major building for property tax purposes.  He also filled out a report on the house, including such information as the number of square feet, the building materials used, and the use of the structures.  Here are some of the images, from my collection of historic photographs of Kerrville and Kerr County.  These are interesting to me because they tell the story of how people lived during that time.  Not just the rich, the powerful, or the influential.  Everyone.  Occasionally a citizen is seen in the photographs -- children playing, mostly -- but even when the images are only of structures, they still tell a story, a tale that life here was much different then than it is now.  Harder.  Tougher.


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216 A Street, Kerrville, 1920s.

224 Barnett Street, Kerrville, 1920s.

232 A Street, Kerrville, 1920s

401 Barnett Street, Kerrville, 1920s
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