December 20, 2010

An hour in Denison

rca color tv
Denison, Texas - did it ever really get over the advent of color TV?

restaurant in denison

the hotel denison
The back of the Hotel Denison. Built in 1884, it remains the tallest building in Denison.

the hotel denison
the hotel denison

old steakley chevrolet building
Old Steakley Chevrolet Building

skelly service station
skelly service station

lone star masonic lodge no. 403
Lone Star Masonic Lodge No. 403

gray's credit jewelers
Gray's Credit Jewelers, open since 1950

gray's jewelers neon sign

watson's hamburgers

521 west main street (former barrett drugs)
521 West Main Street (former Barrett Drugs)

louis herr-jerry strait building
Louis Herr-Jerry Strait Building, c. 1906, Richardsonian Romanesque

Denison's first movie theater, "The Empire," opened here in 1906; it closed in 1908. The local telephone exchange was located upstairs from 1907-23.

the rialto theater
Rialto Theater, c. 1920, Mediterranean Revival

Originally had 900 seats and a huge pipe organ. Remodeled in 1935 and 1977.

state theaterState Theater, once the Star, opened in 1912

haring's (s.h. kress building)
Haring's (S.H. Kress Building), c. 1909, Romanesque

haring's (s.h. kress building)

preston's shoes
Preston's Shoes, r. 1940, Art Deco influence

beshere's jewelers/rockwell's
Besher's Jewelers/Rockwell's, Art Moderne

hotel traveler's home/ernst martin kohl building
Hotel Traveler's Home/Ernst Martin Kohl Building, c. 1893-1913+, Queen Anne

hotel traveler's home/ernst martin kohl building

service station in denison

service station in denison

the ourand house
Ourand House, c. 1900, Italianate (Victorian)

the b.j. lindsay house
B.J. Lindsay House, c. 1905, Eastlake (Victorian)

531 west gandy

the thomas v. munson house
Thomas V. Munson House, c. 1887, Victorian

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