The Provident Building

FRANKLIN AVENUE THROUGH THE YEARS

400 Block of Franklin, looking east from Tom Padgitt Co, 1947.

The large building shown across the street is The Provident Building.

(The very spot where Mr. Blaize is standing was hit hard by the 1953 tornado.)

On the left side of the picture, Palace Grill was at 421 Franklin. Texas Seed Company was at 417-19.Little Bobs Cleaners was at 415. Cox’s Cafe was at 413. Henson’s Printing was at 411.

On the right side: Radio City was at 414. Appel Insurance was at 412. Jones Drugs was at 404.

Photo taken by Harry Blaize. From the Harry Blaize Photographic Collection, The Waco-McLennan County Public Library.

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