Waco, Texas History in Pictures

Welcome to Waco, Texas History in Pictures!

We are glad you are here! Please visit our Galleries, photo albums that record the rich history of Waco. Click the main photo to see the contents of each gallery, then click the individual photo to enlarge and read the photo credit. And feel free to SHARE via your social media. Each gallery will grow, and new galleries will be added regularly, so check back often. To stay up-to-date, please follow our Waco Blog.

Our cover photo showing the historic Waco Suspension Bridge and our hometown is by Waco photographer Mark Randolph, and appears courtesy of Mark Randolph/City of Waco.

We exist to preserve the history and memories of Waco, Texas. There are many photos on this site, and we have made every effort to identify the original photographer and source of each photo. We do not own the copyright on any of these photos, and they are used here for non-commercial, educational, fair use. Please contact the photographer or contributor for their terms of use before sharing or making prints.

If you feel that YOUR copyright has been violated, or if you were not properly credited for a photo shown on this page, please contact us at wacotexashistoryinpictures@gmail.com. Copyright claims are taken seriously. If you hold the copyright to content posted here and notify us, the content will be removed immediately.

We welcome you to join our family of Facebook Groups: “Waco, Texas History in Pictures”; “The Old Lake Waco and Dam”; “Historical Bosqueville, Texas”; “The 1953 Waco Tornado Memorial” and our Facebook Pages: “Waco, Texas: That’s My Hometown”; “Waco, Texas Centennial:1849-1949”; “Waco, Texas:African American Heritage”; and “Bosqueville-China Spring, Texas: Now and Then”.

We are thankful for our friends at The Texas Collection, Historic Waco Foundation, Waco McLennan County Library, Waco History , Waco Masonic Lodge No. 92, and the Texas State Historical Association who have been preserving Waco history for a long time, and have been so helpful to us. Visit their websites for more information about our great city!

We are not affiliated with the City of Waco.

2 thoughts on “Waco, Texas History in Pictures

  1. My name is Rollin Khoury, a life long resident of this city. In the fairly recent past my wife and I attended a historical presentation at the Scottish Rite (Lockwood) museum, which included stories regarding the tornado of 1953. I sat through the storm in a pickup truck in front of my father’s shop, Khoury and Sons, at 12th. street and Webster Ave. A lovely young lady who sat in frint of me in homeroom time at the old Waco High on Columbus Ave., as killed in the storm. Her name was not mentioned in the aforementioned presentation. Should you focus on the tornado in future issues I would like the story of tis young lady and the friend she went to downtown with, whose father was also killed in the collapse of the building where the friend’s father was employed. Rollin Khoury

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment! You’re talking about the tragic story of Gloria Mae Dobrovolny, whose father W. J. and best friend Barbara Johnson were killed when The Texas Seed Company building on Franklin collapsed. We will certainly keep her story in mind for future post here, but her father and friend and all of the 114 who perished are honored in our Facebook group “1953 Waco Tornado Memorial”. There is a link to that group in the post above. Thank you again for commenting and being a part.


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