Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Then and Now: the Charles Schreiner Bank

Recently I gave a presentation at the Schreiner Mansion, back when it was still part of Schreiner University, 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 Charles Schreiner Bank, on the corner of Water and Earl Garrett Street, 1928.
Note the very rare image of the Blue Bonnet Hotel, before three stories were added above.
I wonder what happened to the old clock in front of the bank.

The scene as it appears today.
What was once one of the most important corners in downtown Kerrville
is now a parking lot.

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