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|First brick fire station built in Lufkin about 1902. Located on Cotton (Calder) Square. City Hall housed on top floor. A small part of the "Stand Pipe" ( town water tower) can be seen above and at rear of the building.
||Angelina Hotel, 1920's. Once the crown jewel of East Texas, nothing between Shreveport and Houston could compare. Now it is the Angelina House Apartments. Loc: Sheperd at 1st. |
|Women's Christian Temperance Group for a dry town, 1915. Lufkin Ave. facing the old firehouse on Cotton Square. Dry for about 70 years, Nov 2006 vote legalized beer and wine sales in the county once again.
||Lufkin Masonic Temple, 1920's. Among many of the businesses once located in the building was Powell's Resturant, which later became Petty's. Still later, a quality jewelry store.|
|Angelina County Courthouse. Built about 1902. Demolished and replaced in the early 1950's. (Shame on us!!!) Click on thumbnail and see both the old and new structures.
||Lufkin National Bank & H. & J. Abram 1907. Faced Lufkin Ave. at the corner of North First St. If you know who occupied the 3rd building in 1907, please clue me.|
|Angelina County Hospital, 1920's. Closed by new owner, Hospital Corporation of America, who built Woodland Heights Hospital to replace it. Parkwood Place nursing facility is located here today.
||US Post Office, 1951. Building is now a Federal Courthouse. Locals no longer have to go to Tyler or Beaumont to let a jury of strangers send them to prison. Now they can stay home and let their neighbors do it!|
|Old Bonner Hotel, Lufkin, TX. Faced Ellis at the corner of Bonner St. where The Lufkin Daily News is located today. Riding my bike to & from school, I passed the old hotel each day. It was used as a boarding house then.
||Lufkin's Hoo Hoo Band, abt. 1910. Acquired the name after representing Texas at a national convention of the Order of Hoo Hoo, an organization of American & Canadian lumbermen. Historical origin of Hoo Hoo.|