Thursday, May 12, 2011

An early Kerrville postcard. Is it accurate?

I like this postcard -- but I don't think it's accurate.
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Postcard, Kerrville, around the turn of the last century.
And I'm not talking about the misspelled word in the heading.  Printers are allowed a few misspelled words every now and then, right?
I just don't think the building behind the wool wagons is the Schreiner Wool Warehouse.  I think it's the building on Water Street that now houses Hill Country Living -- owned by Lyndia and Bill Rector.  The wool warehouse, across the street, had a different roof and different windows while the building shown here looks a lot like the Rectors' building.
If I'm right, the white building behind the stone building would be Pampell's, though, at the time, it might have been the Gregory Hotel.
The coloring on the mules is interesting, don't you think?  Now those are mules of a different color. (Blue.)
According to my friend Mindy Wendele, the gentleman on the horse is her grandfather, William Ward.
Thanks to Lanza Teague for sharing this postcard with me.

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 of Kerrville, please click here.

1 comment:

  1. After looking at current photos of the building that is owned by the Rector's, I agree that it probably is their building.

    Of course, I also thought that Pluto would always be a planet.


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