Historic Slaton &
Harvey House Photos

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Erskine E. Culver, brakeman and conductor, Slaton Santa Fe Railroad

Erskine E. Culver, brakeman and conductor, Slaton Santa Fe Railroad


1940s Dinner Upstairs, 140 N. 9th St.

1940s Dinner Upstairs, 140 N. 9th St.


Self Furniture, 1953-96

Self Furniture, 1953-96


1950's Slaton Co-op & Campbell Gins

1950’s Slaton Co-op & Campbell Gins


John Butler Monument, 1950s Slaton

John Butler Monument, 1950s Slaton


Abe Kessel Variety Store, 1930s

Abe Kessel Variety Store, 1930s


Texas Grocery, 1949-53 N. side of Slaton square

Texas Grocery, 1949-53 N. side of Slaton square


Slaton Super Market,1949

Slaton Super Market,1949


Slaton Harvey House, 1920s

Slaton Harvey House, 1920s


1909 Santa Fe track building near Slaton

1909, laying of the railroad tracks near Slaton. Slaton incorporated in 1911.


Circa 1911 construction of Slaton Santa Fe turntable

Circa 1911, construction of the Slaton Santa Fe turntable to the shop


Circa 1915 Slaton Santa Fe depot and yard

Circa 1915 Slaton Santa Fe depot and yard


1910 Slaton ATS&F roundhouse construction

1910, Slaton Santa Fe depot roundhouse building in construction


WWII scrap metal drive, 1944 Slaton

WWII scrap metal drive, 1944 Slaton


Charlie Marriot Electric, 1946

Charlie Marriot Electric, 1946


Red & White Grocery, ca. 1946. John Berkley, Billy Goldman, Robert Woodfin, Roy Parks, Gene Berkley, Calvin Lamb.

Red & White Grocery, ca. 1946. John Berkley, Billy Goldman, Robert Woodfin, Roy Parks, Gene Berkley, Calvin Lamb.


Bownds Body Shop, 1943 to present

Bownds Body Shop, 1943 to present


WWII scrap metal drive, 1944 Slaton

WWII scrap metal drive, 1944 Slaton


Slaton Lumber, 1947-2002. Arnold Alcorn, Marshall G. Davis, W.T. Davis, B.B. "Doc" Castleberry, Tommy Davis

Slaton Lumber, 1947-2002. Arnold Alcorn, Marshall G. Davis, W.T. Davis, B.B. “Doc” Castleberry, Tommy Davis


Teds Bicycle Shop, 1944. Later Ted & Juels. Ted Melugin, Juel Bradshaw, Bart Jones.

Teds Bicycle Shop, 1944. Later Ted & Juels. Ted Melugin, Juel Bradshaw, Bart Jones.

1953, the Slaton Southwestern Bell building

1953, the Slaton Southwestern Bell building


Slaton Pharmacy, 1953

Slaton Pharmacy, 1953


East Ward school, 1952 . Now Stephen F. Austin Elementary

East Ward school, 1952 . Now Stephen F. Austin Elementary


Funeral Home - first Foster, then Williams then Englund's. 1953

Funeral Home – first Foster, then Williams then Englund’s. 1953


1936 Aerial View Of Western Cotton Oil Mill

1936 Aerial View Of Western Cotton Oil Mill, Slaton


1936 aerial view of Slaton

1936 aerial view of Slaton


1930s Late Fire Boys, Slaton

1930s Fire Boys; Jack Cooper, Bart Jones, Jess Burton, CC Kenney, Elbert Wilson, Tom Thompson, Kirk Dowell, Wallace Cooper, Ottis Browning, LB Hagertson, Carl Partain


E.N.Twaddle Grocery, 1912, later called Blue Front Grocery

E.N.Twaddle Grocery, 1912, later called Blue Front Grocery


Slaton Volunteer Firemen, ca. 1940's & 50's

Slaton Volunteer Firemen, ca. 1940’s & 50’s


Slaton Implement, 1961, Slaton Highway

Slaton Implement, 1961, Slaton Highway


West Texas Monument, 1960s

West Texas Monument, Searcy Henry owner, 1960s


Slaton City Hall, ca. 1949

Slaton City Hall, ca. 1949


Slaton Bakery, Division Street, 1946

Slaton Bakery, Division Street, 1946


Blands Furniture

1961-69 Blands Furniture-9th & Lubbock


1957, Dr. W.E. Payne's Office

1957, Dr. W.E. Payne’s Office


Charlie Marriot Electric, 1946

Charlie Marriot Electric, 1946


Joe Walker Sr. Barber Shop, 1922

Joe Walker Sr. Barber Shop, 1922


Abe Kessel Variety Store, 1930s

Abe Kessel Variety Store, 1930s


Barney Wilson, Slaton delivery truck for Mrs Baird's Bread, 1955

Barney Wilson, Slaton delivery truck for Mrs Baird’s Bread, 1955


1955 Ted & Juels Garage

1955 Ted & Juels Garage


West Side of Slaton City Hall, 1955

West Side of Slaton City Hall, 1955


West side of Slaton square, 1955

West side of Slaton square, 1955. CR Anthony, Slaton Variety, Slaton Pharmacy


Liles Tin Shop and Sheet Metal Works

Liles Tin Shop and Sheet Metal Works, 1955, Dan and Wayne Liles


1955 Slaton High School

Slaton High School, 1955


1946 McIlhaney's Milk Delivery, Gladys Meurer

1946 McIlhaney’s Milk Delivery, Gladys Meurer


1912 G.L. Sledge Transfer, Sledge family

1912 G.L. Sledge Transfer, Sledge family


1941-1946 Slaton billboard

Slaton billboard near the Harvey House, 1941-46, inviting passing soldiers to come back after the war


1940s Johns Dairy truck

Johns Jersey Dairy delivery truck, 1940s Slaton


1930s David & Legg Gin thermometer

1930s David & Legg Gin thermometer


1921 promotional calendar, Paul Owens Jeweler, Slaton

1921 promotional calendar, Paul Owens Jeweler, Slaton


Slaton Power & Light ad, 1922. For a free in-home demonstration of the Electric Washer

Slaton Power & Light ad, 1922. For a free in-home demonstration of the Electric Washer


Davis Gin, Slaton TX promotional wallet

Davis Gin, Slaton TX promotional wallet


Slaton Lumber Company promotional wooden nickel, reverse side

Slaton Lumber Company promotional wooden nickel, reverse side


1965 Slaton Lumber Wooden Nickel

1965 Slaton Lumber Company wooden nickel, front side


Slaton Pharmacy, 1953

Slaton Pharmacy, 1953


Slaton Santa Fe Depot & Boxcar, 1955

Slaton Santa Fe Depot & Boxcar, 1955


Cotton harvesting time, earlier Slaton

Cotton harvesting time, earlier Slaton


1955 Presentation of Engine 1809 to Slaton

1955 Presentation of Engine 1809 to Slaton


Slaton, TX promotional poster, 1910

Slaton, TX promotional poster, 1910


Slaton's fire brigade, 1910 to 1928, newspaper article,

Slaton Texas’ fire brigade, 1910 to 1928, newspaper article


Old Slaton panoramic photo, 1923

Old Slaton panoramic photo, 1923


Methodist Sunday School Class

Methodist Sunday School Class


Piggly Wiggly, 1956-81

Piggly Wiggly, 1956-81


1943 Buying War Bonds

1943 Buying War Bonds


1920s Slaton Catholic Church

1920s Slaton Catholic Church


1920s Baptist Church, Slaton

1920s Baptist Church, Slaton


Slaton Theater and Self Furniture, 1955

Slaton Theater and Self Furniture, 1955


Slaton fire, 1937

A fire fight in Slaton, 1937


O.D.Kenney Auto Parts, 1938

O.D.Kenney Auto Parts, 1938


1971-83 Handy Hut

1971-83 Handy Hut (1984-92 E-Z-Mart). Now JJ’s Restaurant.


1962 Slaton Pharmacy

1962 Slaton Pharmacy. We believe Billie Hamer is one of these ladies.


Slaton's 50th anniversary in 1961. Lula Caldwell, Ethel Young in pioneer garb.

Slaton’s 50th anniversary in 1961. Lula Caldwell, Ethel Young in pioneer garb.


Horseshoe Bend (Yellow House Canyon), north of Slaton

Horseshoe Bend (Yellow House Canyon), north of Slaton


Slaton Livery Barn, .G.L.Sledge 1912

Slaton Livery Barn, .G.L.Sledge 1912


The Paul Bank, Texas Avenue, 1911 Slaton

The Paul Bank, Texas Avenue, 1911


Twaddle Grocery, 1912-22

Originally the McRrea Building, then Twaddle Grocery, 1912-22


First State Bank. June 1911, maybe 225 W.Garza

First State Bank. June 1911, maybe 225 W.Garza


1910 to 12 245 S. 9th Slaton Post Office

1910 to 12 245 S. 9th Slaton Post Office


Mosley Grocery, 840 S. 8th Street, Slaton, TX

Mosley Grocery, 840 S. 8th Street


Slaton Lumber

Slaton Lumber


Slaton Super Market, early days

Slaton Super Market, early days


Slaton square, panoramic photo

Slaton square, panoramic photo


Charley Corley retirement photo

Charley Corley retirement photo from a newspaper article. Only inaccurate in that he served in Slaton and not Lubbock.  The day he retired, his family including daughter Sue Corley Davis was there to greet his arriving train.


Matt Howell, Slaton Harvey House cook

Matt Howell, Slaton Harvey House cook (kneeling), uncle of Slaton resident Jimmie Howell


HC Hammons, Slaton Railroader

From his last trip before retirement from the Santa Fe. Before joining the railroad, he was also a barber at and owner of the Imperial Barber Shop in Slaton. Father of Robin Hammons Wilson and grandfather of Slaton Harvey House president Chad Wilson.


Slaton Santa Fe Round House 1955

Slaton Santa Fe Round House 1955. Handwritten note, O.D. Kenney worked here 1923-28.


1954 Slaton Harvey House Sandstorm

1954 Slaton sandstorm over the Harvey House


Troop train, 1940's Slaton

One of the many troop trains that stopped in Slaton during WWII


1930s Slaton Santa Fe Railway Turntable

1930s Slaton rail yard turntable


Dr. Hatchett dentist office, Piggly Wiggly (now Slaton Antique Mall & Museum) , Jacks 5&10, south side of square

Dr. Hatchett dentist office, Piggly Wiggly (now Slaton Antique Mall & Museum) , Jacks 5&10, south side of square, 1953


1920s Slaton Depot

The first Slaton Depot, circa 1920’s


1955 at the Slaton Depot

Scene from the Slaton Depot, 1955 with names written on. Know anyone here?


1910 Slaton Santa Fe Railway Roundhouse

Slaton was founded in 1911, after the train station was established. Here is the roundhouse under development in 1910.


Joe Tate

Joe Tate, staff, circa 1919. Father of Jolene Fondy and grandmother of Judy Fondy Thomas.


Ethel Tate, Harvey Girl

Ethel Tate, Harvey Girl, circa 1919.  Mother of Jolene Fondy and grandmother of Judy Fondy Thomas.

Slaton Harvey House

Slaton Harvey Girls

Slaton Harvey Girls


Bowman Oil, Slaton 1960s

Bowman Oil, Slaton 1960s


1961 Slaton 50th Anniversary, parade

1961 Slaton 50th Anniversary, parade, 9th & Garza, Class of 1930


Slaton's 50th anniversary in 1961. Lula Caldwell, Ethel Young in pioneer garb.

Slaton’s 50th anniversary in 1961. Lula Caldwell, Ethel Young in pioneer garb.


M.L. & M.W. Abernathy, Slaton Steam Laundry 1928 till 1971

M.L. & M.W. Abernathy, Slaton Steam Laundry 1928 till 1971


Slaton's 50th Anniversary, 1961, Slaton ladies

Slaton’s 50th Anniversary, 1961, Slaton ladies


West Texas Monument, 1960s

West Texas Monument, Searcy Henry owner, 1960s


El Lora Motel, 1958, S. 9th Street

El Lora Motel, 1958, S. 9th Street, article on grand opening


Slaton Bakery, Ray Hickman. Barney Wilson. 1929-1943

Slaton Bakery, Ray Hickman. Barney Wilson. 1929-1943


Farm Bureau Gin 535 N.9th, 1929-43

Farm Bureau Gin, 535 N.9th, 1929-43


San Jacinto Day, 1925 ca.

San Jacinto Day, downtown, 1925 ca.


First Post Office, 1912, 235 W. Lubbock

First Slaton Post Office, 1912, 235 W. Lubbock


Teague Drug, 1922

Teague Drug, 1922


1923 Slaton City Square

1923 Slaton City Square


Slaton High School Orchestra, 1925

Slaton High School Orchestra, 1925


Slaton High School basketball team, 1926-27

Slaton High School basketball team, 1926-27


Paynes Dry Goods, 1928 to 1956

Paynes Dry Goods, 1928 to 1956


Palace Theatre 101 N.9th, 1927

Palace Theatre, 101 N.9th, 1927


O.Z Ball, 1934

Long time Slaton retailer, O.Z Ball, 1934


Slaton High School Band, 1950-51

Slaton High School Band, 1950-51


Bain Auto Store, 1950s

Bain Auto Store, 1950s. Conrad Bain, owner


1950s Drive in Food Market

1950s Drive in Food Market


Smith Barber Shop, 1950s

Smith Barber Shop, 1950s


1961 Slaton 50th Anniversary, original bandstand

1961 Slaton 50th Anniversary, original bandstand


1961 Slaton 50th Anniversary, north side of square

1961 Slaton 50th Anniversary, north side of square


1961 Slaton 50th Anniversary, parade

1961 Slaton 50th Anniversary, parade


1961 Slaton 50th Anniversary

1961 Slaton 50th Anniversary, town square


Bruce's Cafe, 1963

Bruce’s Cafe, 1963


Red Arrow Cafe, 1964

Red Arrow Cafe, 1964


Historic Slaton Harvey House interior photo

Photograph of the interior of the dining room of Slaton Harvey House, with the tables set and a man standing behind a counter under a “cashier” sign.


Slaton Harvey House staff from the early days

Photograph of a group of men and women from the Slaton Harvey House, most in Harvey House uniforms, with a family of husband, wife, and child sitting in the front row. They are identified as (left to right) front row: W. H. Bowman, manager, Virginia Bowman, Mrs. W. H. Bowman, N. A. Miller, W. O. Shelton, F. L. Wells, and H. T. Carr, and back row: Ira McCarver, Jimmy McCarver, John Shelton, Roybe Hill, Cleo Wolf, Jo Short, Verna Tabor, Mable Reno, and Blanche Tabor.


Slaton Santa Fe Depot clerks Harold and Tip Culver

Harold and Tip Culver, long-time clerks and operators for ATSF, mostly in Slaton, and this photo from their work area in the current Harvey House building. About 1994.


First State Bank. June 1911, maybe 225 W.Garza

First State Bank. June 1911, maybe 225 W.Garza


Nowell-Avery Gin, Slaton

Nowell-Avery Gin, Slaton


Historic Slaton and Harvey House Photos

Slaton Harvey Girls at Work

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