OLD LUFKIN PHOTOS
And Nearby East Texas Towns - Communities

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Lufkin Fire Department - Date ?First brick fire station built in Lufkin about 1902. Located on Cotton Square. City Hall housed on top floor. A small part of the "Stand Pipe" ( town water tower) can be seen above and at rear of the building. Old Angelina Hotel, 1920'sAngelina Hotel, 1920's. Once the crown jewel of East Texas, nothing between Shreveport and Houston could compare. Now it is the Angelina House Apartments. Loc: Sheperd at 1st.
Angelina County Courthouse - 1920'sWomen's Christian Temperance Group for a dry town, 1915. Lufkin Ave. facing the old firehouse on Cotton Square. Dry for about 70 years, Nov 2006 vote legalized beer and wine sales in the county once again. Early Masonic TempleLufkin Masonic Temple, 1920's. Among many of the businesses once located in the building was Powell's Resturant, which later became Petty's. Still later, a quality jewelry store.
Angelina County Courthouse - 1920'sAngelina County Courthouse. Built about 1902. Demolished and replaced in the early 1950's. (Shame on us!!!) Click on thumbnail and see both the old and new structures. Lufkin National Bank & H. & J. Abram - 1907Lufkin National Bank & H. & J. Abram 1907. Faced Lufkin Ave. at the corner of North First St. If you know who occupied the 3rd building in 1907, please clue me.
Angelina County Hospital - 1920'sAngelina County Hospital, 1920's. Closed by new owner, Hospital Corporation of America, who built Woodland Heights Hospital to replace it. Parkwood Place nursing facility is located here today. Early Masonic TempleUS Post Office, 1951. Building is now a Federal Courthouse. Locals no longer have to go to Tyler or Beaumont to let a jury of strangers send them to prison. Now they can stay home and let their neighbors do it!
Old Bonner HotelOld Bonner Hotel, Lufkin, TX. Faced Ellis at the corner of Bonner St. where The Lufkin Daily News is located today. Riding my bike to & from school, I passed the old hotel each day. It was used as a boarding house then. Lufkin's Hoo Hoo BandLufkin's Hoo Hoo Band, abt. 1910. Acquired the name after representing Texas at a national convention of the Order of Hoo Hoo, an organization of American & Canadian lumbermen. Historical origin of Hoo Hoo.

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