Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Eliasville, Texas: Downtown

Acknowledgement: Special thanks to Margaret Donnell Lambkin for information about the original use of the buildings in this historic town in Young County, Texas.  
 Opened as the First State Bank in 1920 (according to banking history of the state of Texas), the bank closed 3/31/1924.  It re-opened 4/1/1924 as the Guaranty State Bank, and was renamed Eliasville State Bank on 12/26/1925.  The bank was closed 11/10/1947.  The upper floor was rented out for residence.
 This view of the tin ceiling was visible through the front window.  The building was sold to the Eastern Star sometime during the 1950s.  Voting was held in the bottom floor after it was obtained by the Eastern Star.
 The Eliasville Post Office was established in 1879 and closed August 1, 1993, per the USPS.  post office was located in the section of the building behind the bench, between the bank and the laundry.  The end building was first a laundry, owned by the Brown family, and subsequently, a grocery store and a cafe.
The brick building visible to the left was the Haynes grocery store, and the rock building was a service station, and later, a cafe.
Next up, the history of the Donnell mill on the banks of the Brazos River.

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