Something about this view always makes me think "Last Picture Show".
At my flickr page, a commenter added this: "This was always one of my favorite stores in Navasota for many reasons. Either Nemir's or Patout's had the pressed tin ceiling. I could get a real fountain drink (Dr. Pepper float) at the drug store."
This strip of buidlings was a stone's throw from the railroad tracks, so you know these places were bustling, centers of life and commerce, a mere hundred years ago.
I love the simple, yet vintage, Miller's Theater. It's still open and showing first run films, so bonus! Here are a few pictures, taken at different times over the last year.
Robert de LaSalle (a.k.a. Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle) - the plaque says: "Treacherously slain by his own men near this spot in March 1687." I'm guessing his long list of names (and the almost certain, accompanying pomposity) were somehow involved....Locals constantly have to clean it off - their football rivals keep decorating poor LaSalle with various things. Once he had a watermelon on his head.
The former Navasota High School (erected 1930). I half expected to see the Beaver and Whitey to walk out and get on their bikes. They didn't.
I liked the neon hanger.
As I left Navasota, and headed home toward Anderson, rush hour "traffic" had begun. Note the train in the background; the plaintive wail of the engine's whistle made this a near-perfect, small town Texas scene.