Main Street Traffic — c. 1905

by Paula Bosse

main-murphy_degolyerDeGolyer Library, SMU

by Paula Bosse

Another day, another dollar. At left, the City National Bank, which was built in 1902-03. At right (and below), a woman dodging traffic to catch a streetcar.

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Stereograph image from the Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photography Collection, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University; it is accessible here.

The DeGolyer description reads “Looking east on Main Street.” The City National Bank at the left was at the northeast corner of Murphy and Main, which would be, today, about where One Main Place stands.

A photo of the City National Bank, from the 1909 Worley’s directory:

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Copyright © 2014 Paula Bosse. All Rights Reserved.

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