Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Then and Now: Kerrville Fire Department 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.
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The Kerrville Fire Department, at their building at the end of
Earl Garrett Street, in the summer of 1932.
At the time, Earl Garrett Street extended to the bluff
above the Guadalupe River
The site as it appears today.
This end of Earl Garrett was given in the 1980s to the then-powerful
Charles Schreiner Bank, which turned it into a parking lot.

I often post historic photographs on my Facebook page.  If you'd like to visit that page, please visit

1 comment:

  1. Left truck - man sitting on the back seat (middle person) is Howard Banks Lowrance - Fire Chief


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