History of Taylor, Texas 1876-Present
Railroad I & GN Depot International & Great Northern
June 26, 1876 International & Great Northern Railway  Taylor Station- named for a railroad official Later called Taylorsvi...
City Hall & Fire Station 1800-1905
City Hall in early 1900’s
City Hall until 1980’s
<ul><li>Taylor Station on one of the major cattle trails  </li></ul><ul><li>Colonization of farmers and businessmen </li><...
Main St  (between the years of 1880- 1883)
<ul><li>A “bloody” place with shoot-outs and lawlessness  </li></ul><ul><li>As more and more people arrived, churches and ...
Foot of Main St. in the 1880’s
<ul><li>In 1889, Dr. A.V. Doak  </li></ul><ul><li>Streetcar system from the I&GN depot on Main Street to Seventh Street </...
1882-1883 Utilities & Water Supply
1890 Doak Pavilion
Main St. in 1895 (Looking North from 2 nd  St.)
1900 Saloons & Taverns
1905-1935 City Hall
1905 Social Life & Customs  (at Struve’s)
Bird’s Eye View of Main St. 1910
2 nd  and Main St.  (year unknown)
West 2 nd  St.
COTTON- mainstay of Taylor’s economy since the early 1800’s.  Rich soil and the skilled farmers Williamson county- a leadi...
1910-1919 Taylor school in the Distance  (approximately 1913)
1914 Murphy Hotel
1916 Taylor Fire Dept. (Asst. Chief B J Korman , right)
1917 Sports and Recreation
1919 Ed Konarik’s Blacksmith Shop
Ford Cars & Fordson Tractors Talbot St. in 1920
Taylor Fair Parade
1926 4 th  of July (Parks)
1926 50 th  Anniversary Parade
1926 50 th  Anniversary Parade
4 th  of July Celebration in 1926
Main St. in 1925 (Looking North from 2 nd  St.)
1935-1983 City Hall
Food – Production & Sales
Daliet Drug Store
Grocery Store
Metropolitan Cafe
Post Office
Banks- Taylor National Bank
Floeckinger’s Sanitarium
The Daily Democrat & Weekly Texan  (post card)
Main St. in 1956 (200 Blk)
Taylor High School until 1969
Carlow Motel on Hwy 79 <ul><li>Carlow Motel on Hwy 79 </li></ul>
Downtown Main St.
Homes in Taylor <ul><li>STATELY MANSIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Large old homes with two and three stories reflect a time of af...
Residential Section (T.W. Marse home, later…Goldstein Home)
Residence on Lexington St. (G.C. King Residence)
Residence on Lake Dr. Booth-Clark House (built circa. 1879)
Davis St. in 1921 (721 Davis-Residence)
Residence of J.C. Elliott (310 Elliott St.)
Residence on Fowzer St. (McConnell – Maxwell House – 1909)
Thompson Residence (W. 6 th  and Davis St.)
<ul><li>The Moody Museum  </li></ul><ul><li>Boyhood home of Texas’s youngest governor, Dan Moody.  </li></ul><ul><li>In 19...
Famous Taylor Citizens <ul><li>(1888-1923) Elmer “Pet” Brown won the world’s middleweight crown in wrestling in 1914.  </l...
Dr. Dickey  Taylor’s Outstanding Citizen in 1952   Taylor’s first black doctor
Pet Brown  World Champion Wrestler
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Texas Culture Day Presentation Of History Of Taylor

  1. 1. History of Taylor, Texas 1876-Present
  2. 2. Railroad I & GN Depot International & Great Northern
  3. 3. June 26, 1876 International & Great Northern Railway Taylor Station- named for a railroad official Later called Taylorsville and finally Taylor
  4. 4. City Hall & Fire Station 1800-1905
  5. 5. City Hall in early 1900’s
  6. 6. City Hall until 1980’s
  7. 7. <ul><li>Taylor Station on one of the major cattle trails </li></ul><ul><li>Colonization of farmers and businessmen </li></ul><ul><li>Rich pastureland began to produce an abundance of cotton. </li></ul><ul><li>First cotton gin was built in 1877 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Main St (between the years of 1880- 1883)
  9. 9. <ul><li>A “bloody” place with shoot-outs and lawlessness </li></ul><ul><li>As more and more people arrived, churches and private schools were established and businesses flourished. A fire in February, 1879, destroyed most of the frame buildings and they were replaced with brick structures. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Foot of Main St. in the 1880’s
  11. 11. <ul><li>In 1889, Dr. A.V. Doak </li></ul><ul><li>Streetcar system from the I&GN depot on Main Street to Seventh Street </li></ul><ul><li>West to the pavilion on Sloan Street and south to Second Street, then east back to the depot. </li></ul><ul><li>The dirt streets were often too muddy for any other method of transportation. Two Spanish mules drew each car and two boards were placed between the tracks for the mules to walk on. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 1882-1883 Utilities & Water Supply
  13. 13. 1890 Doak Pavilion
  14. 14. Main St. in 1895 (Looking North from 2 nd St.)
  15. 15. 1900 Saloons & Taverns
  16. 16. 1905-1935 City Hall
  17. 17. 1905 Social Life & Customs (at Struve’s)
  18. 18. Bird’s Eye View of Main St. 1910
  19. 19. 2 nd and Main St. (year unknown)
  20. 20. West 2 nd St.
  21. 21. COTTON- mainstay of Taylor’s economy since the early 1800’s. Rich soil and the skilled farmers Williamson county- a leading cotton producer. At one time, the world’s largest inland producer of cotton
  22. 22. 1910-1919 Taylor school in the Distance (approximately 1913)
  23. 23. 1914 Murphy Hotel
  24. 24. 1916 Taylor Fire Dept. (Asst. Chief B J Korman , right)
  25. 25. 1917 Sports and Recreation
  26. 26. 1919 Ed Konarik’s Blacksmith Shop
  27. 27. Ford Cars & Fordson Tractors Talbot St. in 1920
  28. 28. Taylor Fair Parade
  29. 29. 1926 4 th of July (Parks)
  30. 30. 1926 50 th Anniversary Parade
  31. 31. 1926 50 th Anniversary Parade
  32. 32. 4 th of July Celebration in 1926
  33. 33. Main St. in 1925 (Looking North from 2 nd St.)
  34. 34. 1935-1983 City Hall
  35. 35. Food – Production & Sales
  36. 36. Daliet Drug Store
  37. 37. Grocery Store
  38. 38. Metropolitan Cafe
  39. 39. Post Office
  40. 40. Banks- Taylor National Bank
  41. 41. Floeckinger’s Sanitarium
  42. 42. The Daily Democrat & Weekly Texan (post card)
  43. 43. Main St. in 1956 (200 Blk)
  44. 44. Taylor High School until 1969
  45. 45. Carlow Motel on Hwy 79 <ul><li>Carlow Motel on Hwy 79 </li></ul>
  46. 46. Downtown Main St.
  47. 47. Homes in Taylor <ul><li>STATELY MANSIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Large old homes with two and three stories reflect a time of affluence in a young Taylor. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Residential Section (T.W. Marse home, later…Goldstein Home)
  49. 49. Residence on Lexington St. (G.C. King Residence)
  50. 50. Residence on Lake Dr. Booth-Clark House (built circa. 1879)
  51. 51. Davis St. in 1921 (721 Davis-Residence)
  52. 52. Residence of J.C. Elliott (310 Elliott St.)
  53. 53. Residence on Fowzer St. (McConnell – Maxwell House – 1909)
  54. 54. Thompson Residence (W. 6 th and Davis St.)
  55. 55. <ul><li>The Moody Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Boyhood home of Texas’s youngest governor, Dan Moody. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1926, at the age of 33, he became the youngest governor to hold this office in the history of Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Famous for trying Ku Klux Klansmen in Williamson County </li></ul>
  56. 56. Famous Taylor Citizens <ul><li>(1888-1923) Elmer “Pet” Brown won the world’s middleweight crown in wrestling in 1914. </li></ul><ul><li>(1893-1966) Dan Moody, an attorney and son of Taylor’s first mayor, was the first prosecuting attorney in the US to win a legal battle against the Ku Klux Klan. At age 33, he became the youngest governor of Texas. </li></ul><ul><li>(1870-1932) Bill Pickett was a black cowboy who initiated the practice of “bulldogging” or steer wrestling and in 1971 was posthumously inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame. He controlled the steer by sinking his teeth into the animal’s upper lip as he twisted the neck and brought him down. Pickett died in 1932 after traveling all over the world performing his unusual stunt. There is a bronze statute of Bill Pickett at the Fort Worth Rodeo Grounds. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  57. 57. Dr. Dickey Taylor’s Outstanding Citizen in 1952 Taylor’s first black doctor
  58. 58. Pet Brown World Champion Wrestler

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