PROHIBITION PHOTO

A lot of research was put into placing the photo.

This photo was on our unknown page and with some help from other researchers it has been positively identified.  Thanks go to Sammy at the museum, Wayne for sending the photo's to place it, and to Doris, Anna and my Dad,  who like I drove all over down town looking for something to match.  All that is left of it is one floor now.  I'll get a current photo and add to this page.

 

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This is one is downtown Texarkana.  
Prohibition area. 
Looks like someone was making a statement on Prohibition! 
Building sign says Wells Fargo & Co. Express.
In the back ground it has Signs and to the left it has Church.
Picture was taken by Patteson (Not Patterson)
It has the seal and also has Texarkana.

Submitted  by Tresa Underwood
This photo was in my grandfathers stuff Jack Halbert.  The Young man in the front behind the first horse is John Monroe Halbert Jacks father.   He married Selina Eaton.  They were blacksmiths and wagon makers.  Also believed to be in the photo are the parents of John, they were William Franklin Halbert & Emma, also in the blacksmith & wagon making business.
 
Wells Fargo
 
  The Building  (Wells Fargo) is listed in the 1899-1900 city directory (Directory can be found at the Texarkana Public Lib.)

The building Wells Fargo & Co. Express was located at 120 on the front of the directory and 1208 in the Business section State Line Avenue. Corner & Broad.  Mr. J. R. McKinney was listed as Agent.  

1901 Directory shows Wells, Fargo & Co Exp, John R. McKinney agt, 120 State Line av cor Broad and Pine Ark.

Patteson Photographer

Listed in 1899 Directory as Patteson, James N. 111 1/2 e Broad

Listed in 1901 Directory as Patteson James N. photographer 111 e Broad Signs (Church)

James N. Patteson is gone in the 1910 Census.  Also gone in 1912 Directory.

 

Signs (Church)

Listed in 1899 Directory as Church Frank I Sign and Carriage Painter 216 State.

Listed in 1901 Directory as Church Frank I Sign Painter 112 e 3rd

1900 Census Bowie County Texas

Church, F. I.  Born 1/1861 in Ill.  Father from VA Mother from Vermont.  Age  39 married 15 years.

Church Laura Born 8/1869 in Michagan.  Father from Canada, Mother from Missouri.  Age 33. No children.

Living on 7th Street.  Occupation Sign Writer

1910 Census Miller County Arkansas Garland Township Texarkana City  Living with Wife Occupation Sign Writer 

1920 Census Miller County Arkansas Garland Township Texarkana City  Living with Wife on Walnut Street.  Occupation Sign Writer 

1930 Census Miller County Arkansas Garland Township Texarkana City  Here it is only Laura, Frank is gone.  She is living on Wood street. Show she is a Widow.  Occupation is Rooming house.

Frank I Church is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery Stone reads 1862 - 1924

Laura Church is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery Beside her husband.  Stone reads 1866 - 1949

Burning of the Splawn Hotel in 1952 / The Foreman Building

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You can tell by looking at the windows that this is the same building.  After the fire there is only one floor remaining in 1981.

 

 

09/11/2005