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Tyler Texas Postcard Collection: Businesses


Postcards represent yet another media, in addition to text, stories and photographs, that enables us to visualize, and remember, the past.

Peoples Bank Building, 105 N. College Avenue, Tyler, TexasKnowing the value that such cards possess in documenting the past of Tyler and East Texas, we have assembled a small collection of historic postcards, and present them on this website.

Thus, this section attempts to build a more complete collection depicting the architecture of Tyler and East Texas during the first 50-60 years of the 20th Century. It is hoped that its availability will provide another media contributing to the enjoyment and edification of those of you with East Texas connections.

Peoples National Bank

Peoples National Bank was founded in 1892. Peoples Bank Building, opened November, 1932, at the corner of North College Avenue and West Erwin Street, Tyler, Texas.

At 15-stories in height, it stood for many years as the tallest building in the United States West of the Mississippi River. A 10-story addition was added to the back in 1936.

It was announced in April 2012 that Tim Brookshire and Andy Bergfeld have formed a new partnership, The Peoples Petroleum Building, LLC, which renovated the building back to its original grandeur of the 1930s.

The iconic, multi-colored neon tower was added in 1950, and removed in 1980. Today, the search continues for the location of the tower so it can be part of the restoration efforts.

Note that the tower is shown on first postcard below, left. The tower is not shown in the postcard below, right.

Peoples Bank Building, Tyler, Texas The Peoples National Bank Building, downtown Tyler, Texas

A Landmark Is Reborn ... billboard on Loop 323 in Tyler, Texas
A Landmark Is Reborn ... billboard on Loop 323 in Tyler, Texas
Photo by the TylerTexasOnline staff, 11/02/2012

Other Businesses Around Tyler


Carl's Famous Brown Derby, Tyler, Texas
Carl's Famous Brown Derby, 1905 South Broadway Avenue, Tyler, Texas ... near the location of Mentoring Alliance today
Opened December 1935, closed 1953, demolished 1958

The Tyler Home of Dodge - Holley Motor Co, 236 South Broadway, Tyler, Texas
The Tyler Home of Dodge - Holley Motor Co, 236 South Broadway, Tyler, Texas
Home of Lew's Welding Service - Machine Shop - Radiator Service - Tyler, Texas
Home of Lew's Welding Service - Machine Shop - Radiator Service - Tyler, Texas

Smith County Lumber Company, 213 Fenton Street, Tyler, Texas
Smith County Lumber Company, 213 Fenton Street, Tyler, Texas

Bergfeld Shopping Center ... first shopping center in Tyler, developed in the late 1940s
Bergfeld Shopping Center, Tyler, Texas
Grapette Bottling Company, Tyler, Texas
Grapette Bottling Company, 1123 East Erwin St.

 

Ideal Bread, Tyler, Texas
Ideal Bread at 1200 W Erwin Street in Tyler ... "East Texas' Finest"

Home of Carlton Lumber Company, 314 S. Spring Street, Tyler, Texas
Home of Carlton Lumber Company, 314 S. Spring Street, Tyler, Texas

Automatic Gas Company, Dallas Highway at City Limits, Tyler, Texas
Automatic Gas Company, Dallas Highway at City Limits, Tyler, Texas

Tyler Barber College Practice Shop in Tyler, Texas
Tyler Barber College Practice Shop at 212 E Erwin St

 

New Mack's Cafe, Dallas Highway, Tyler, Texas ... "We Never Close - DriveIn Service"
New Mack's Cafe, Dallas Highway, Tyler, Texas ... "We Never Close - DriveIn Service"

Home of Young Motor Company, Ford Dealership ... 800 West Erwin, Tyler, Texas ... Phone 5500
Home of Young Motor Company, Ford Dealership ... 800 West Erwin, Tyler, Texas ... Phone 5500

J.W. Gilley Awning Company, 111 S Glenwood, Tyler, Texas
Typical awing job produced by J.W. Gilley Awning Company, 111 S Glenwood
Johnston Music Company, 206 S. Broadway Avenue, in the Elks Building, Tyler, Texas
Johnston Music Company, 206 S. Broadway Avenue, in the Elks Building
El Charro Cafe, East Erwin, Tyler, Texas, circa 1940
El Charro Cafe, East Erwin, circa 1940
Interior view of the Pratt Jewelry Company ... East Texas' Largest
Pratt Jewelry Company ... "East Texas' Largest"

 

Malloy Prescription Pharmacy ... Phone 6330 ... Tyler, Texas
Malloy Prescription Pharmacy at 106 South Broadway in Tyler ... Phone 6330

Nowlin's Ornamental Iron Works, Tyler, Texas
Nowlin's Ornamental Iron Works, Tyler, Texas
Country Club, Tyler, Texas... at 3205 West Erwin Street ... the future Willow Brook Country Club
Country Club, Tyler, Texas

 

Cotton Belt Railroad, Depot, Tyler, Texas
Cotton Belt Railroad, Depot, Tyler, Texas

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East Texas
East Texas vintage postcard collection

 


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