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.
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.
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.
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
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.