Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Palacios Texas TX Pavilion 1920s & 1936 Old Antique Vintage Postcards

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Palacios Texas was surveyed into lots in 1902 and since there was a post office nearby named Tres Palacios, the town took the name of Palacios and a post office was opened in 1903. The development company for the town paid Southern Pacific Railroad to extend the tracks to Palacios, train excursions began to the town on Tres Palacios Bay and a hotel was built to accommodate the visitors. A Pavilion and bath houses for swimming, dancing, fishing, picnicking, skating, dominoes and other entertainment were constructed in 1904 on a pier in the bay near the hotel. The first postcard below is a 1920s view, based on the automobiles shown, of the pavilion and bath house.

This second view of the pavilion on Tres Palacios Bay is a 1936 Curteich which shows a very different pavilion. Either there were two pavilions there or the first one was taken out by a hurricane or just replaced. Both of these post cards are available in my Texas listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm from Palacios, TX, and your post allowed me to show my 5 year old what our hometown looked like 70+ years ago. Thanks a million!