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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Where they lived: Kerrville homes, 1930s, part 8


I thought I'd offer a series of photographs of Kerrville homes from around 1930.   These were taken by the City of Kerrville, as part of their property tax roster.  There are two things to look for in these images: the architecture, of course, and then for clues about the people who lived in these homes.  Rockers on a porch, for instance.  A pet.  Flowers planted by the sidewalk.  Those sorts of things.
Images courtesy Jon and Sandy Wolfmueller.
712 Ross, Kerrville

Lot 10, Block 7, Hillcrest Addition, Kerrville

Lot 816, Block 77, Tivy Addition, Kerrville.  Not sure how that porch stayed up there.

A. L. Lewis, Swigert Street, Kerrville.  Love the oval glass in the door.

This might be Dr. Parson's office, 600 Block of Kerrville, about where Grape Juice is now.

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  1. Joe: I believe the "600 Block of Kerrville" photo shows Dr. PALMER's office -- the entry was a door on the porch. I remember his favorite treatment was to swab my throat with merthiolate that tasted terrible but earned me a soft drink at Pampell's fountain. The front part of the building was possibly Mrs. Domingues Hat Shop. It was a tiny place that would only hold three or four customers with many, many ladies hats all over the place. My Grandmother, Clella Doyle, forced me to go into the shop with her several times. As a five or six year old I felt very uincomfortable.

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