Thursday, January 31, 2008

California & Texas City Halls

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Today I am discussing two additional city hall postcards with the first one being from San Jose California. This circa 1908 view is set in a city park complete with beautiful palm trees, a statue and children. This serene setting is in stark contrast to the usual busy downtown setting, especially in a larger city, but not unexpected in California. This City Hall is a beautiful three story building that is as pretty as it's setting. This is Pacific Novelty Company (PNC)postcard #7707 and is available in my California listings on my website Moody's Postcards.

The second City Hall is also a circa 1908 view in Houston Texas and this one also serves as a "Market House" which appears to be on the left end of the building but could also be on the right end since the building appears to be same on both ends. The surrounding buildings indicate that building was on the town Square. Be sure to check out the unusual balconies in the two towers, one of which has a clock. Dual purpose City Halls were not unusual and next time I will discuss two more dual purpose city halls. You can find this one in my Texas listings on my website Moody's Postcards.

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