June 15, 2007

Ghosts in Bartlett

Bartlett, Texas (population: 1,675), is 5 miles N of Granger, 16 miles N of Taylor (an upcoming "small town" post), and 48 miles NE of Austin. I wouldn't have been surprised if I'd seen tumbleweeds blowing across the main street.

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After walking through a couple of back alleys, I finally found that for which I had come:

The fact they are flappers would suggest this dates from the 1920s. It is a work of art. If the building it is hand-painted on should ever be torn down, it would be worth it to salvage that section of the wall.

An ad for this Alamo Hotel in nearby Granger?


Chasrich said...

Good pics. I'd like to go back there sometime. They actually had a DQ there some years ago that went out of business. Have never heard of this happening.

Chris said...

Thanks, charles. Yes, isn't it a state law that every small Texas town has a DQ??

Chasrich said...

Yes, in fact I always thought the town I grew up in wasn't a complete "town" without a DQ. They finally got one- after I had left.

HillBillyFilly said...

DQ is long gone in Bartlett

JUST started a Blog about Bartlett
Check it out

I can tell you a thing or two about some of the Ghost Signs.