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Longview in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Good Old Days

1880s

 
 
The Good Old Days Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
1. The Good Old Days Marker
Inscription.
Greater Longview developed around two focal points, each based on a separate depot on the Texas & Pacific track. The downtown depot was on the west side of Fredonia Street while the Junction depot was near the site of the original International depot. Beginning in 1883, the shortest mule-drawn streetcar line in the nation operated between the two depots. (Until the 1940s, trains stopped at both depots).
The Grand Mobberly Hotel was built in 1884 at the Junction. It stood until 1965 at the southeast corner of Mobberly and Pacific avenues. The city's increased wealth brought several banking institutions, including F.J. Harrison and Co., A.E. Clemmons & Sons and First National Bank.
 
Erected 2000 by One Hundred Acres of Heritage, Inc.
 
Location. 32° 29.739′ N, 94° 44.207′ W. Marker is in Longview, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Green Street and East Methvin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 East Methvin Street, Longview TX 75601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rails, Timber and Cotton Bring Growth (here, next to this marker); "Dolly" — Longview's First Fire Engine
The Good Old Days 1880s image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
2. The Good Old Days 1880s
(here, next to this marker); A Railroad Boom Town Settles Down (here, next to this marker); Longview Charters First Industry in Texas (a few steps from this marker); Longview Becomes the Hub for Railroad Expansion (a few steps from this marker); Transportation: Model T's, Trains & Trolleys (a few steps from this marker); Technology Brings Modern Conveniences (a few steps from this marker); The End of the Beginning (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Longview.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsRoads & Vehicles
 
Photo from marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
3. Photo from marker.
Heritage Plaza Park image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
4. Heritage Plaza Park
Intersection of Green & Methvin Streets. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
5. Intersection of Green & Methvin Streets.
Heritage Plaza dedication plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
6. Heritage Plaza dedication plaque.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 29, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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