Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Then and Now: Kerrville's Weston Building

Recently I gave a presentation at the Schreiner Mansion, where I paired historic photographs with snaps I'd taken that day with my phone.  I did this because I realized most people haven't studied area photographs as I have, and so it's sometimes confusing to know where an historic photo was taken.  So I took a copy of each historic photograph with me, and tried to find the exact spot where the old photograph was taken -- and then I took a photo with my cellphone.   Over the next few Wednesdays, I'll publish the results here.  Please feel free to share these with your friends.
The Weston Building, shown here, was built in 1890, and originally housed a saloon.  Note the fancy metal cornice atop the building.
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The intersection of Water and Mountain Streets,
turn of the last century.  Mountain Street is now called
Earl Garrett Street, after a Kerr County soldier
who died in World War I.
The intersection as it appears today.
The Weston Building, in the background, now houses
Francisco's Restaurant.

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