Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Water Street, facing southeast

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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Water Street, looking southeast, around mid-1950s.
The intersection today.
 I often post historic photographs on my Facebook page.  If you'd like to visit that page, please visit


  1. I seem to remember as a kid on the Washington St. end of Water St., two businesses, Black's Cafe and Henke's Meat Market. Do you have any pictures or history on them?

  2. I grew up in Junction and my parents and I would drive to Kerrville a lot for shopping. I remember the old hospital with the service station! We would walk down the street and go shopping at J C Penney, then down to Charles Schreiner Department Store. Schreiner's even had those x-ray machines you could stick you your feet in to see if your new shoes fit. l'm surprised that my feet didn't fall off!

  3. I really liked how Water St was in the 50's....dont get me looks great now but I really like how it was back then.


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