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Water Street Through the Years


Water Street was the focus of business activity from the early days.   Businesses on the south side were situated on the high bank of the Guadalupe River.  Pioneer businessmen located in that vicinity and the courthouse was only one block away.


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The Charles Schreiner Bank Clock is clearly visible in this 1918 era picture looking east
 on Water Street at the intersection of Mountain Street
(later re-named Earl Garrett in honor of a deceased WW I hometown boy).

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Even before it was paved, Water Street
boasted the familiar clock at
Charles Schreiner Bank.

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1920 era photo of Water St looking west
from the intersection with Earl Garrett St.
 by Wheelus Photography.

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 Signs of progress on Water St in this photo from the 1920's.



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This is looking north across Water St. to the building at the east corner of Earl Garrett St.

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1930's era picture of the Bluebonnet Hotel on the south side of Water St. at the Earl Garrett St. intersection. 

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Same view as the picture at left.  
This is in the 1940's.


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1950's era photo looking west on Water St. from Washington Street.   Fawcett Furniture Co., Henke Meat Market and
Harris-Darby Appliances can be seen. 

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1950's photo of Bluebonnet Hotel at
the corner of Earl Garrett St, looking east on Water Street.

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Another 1950's era photo - looking west on Water St at the corner of Earl Garrett.

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