The Sanctuary Gustavus Adolphus Church at the corner of Broadway and Hemphill St. Photo taken 5-27-14 at 11:49 by Les Crocker
Welcome. The Sanctuary
Hemphill Presbyterian Church at West Allen and Hemphill
The Dr. Clay Johnson house is just inside Chase Court on Hemphill
Chase Court on Hemphill
Horse Carriage step down and tie down in Chase Court
Southside Church of Christ
2200 Hemphill Street is the Reeves- Walker House. Built in 1908.
General Plumbing at corner of Paige and Hemphill.
Ticket Booth, slowly decaying.
Muffler Man at the Old Magnolia Petroleum Co. Station No. 570. Built in 1928.
Station Npo. 570 was one of twenty one local stations operated by the Magnolia Petroleum Co in 1929.It was operated by the Company until 1937. Now a muffler shop.
3300 Hemphill Street, Our Lady of Victory Academy. Built 1910. Now The Fisher More College.
Old corner Gas Station.
At the intersection of Hemphill and Magnolia is the LaCava Clothes Cleaners / Modern Drugs Building Built in 1927. Directly across the street from The Paris Coffee Shop.
Looking North from the intersection of Magnolia and Hemphill St.
1324 Hemphill St, is now Pauls Donuts. In 1959 it was National Life and Accident Insurance Co. Neva was working there when we got married on Sept 23rd 1959. It was fun to go in and see where Neva’s desk was at that time.
All Photos, during the Cruisin of Historic Hemphill Street, were taken by Les Crocker on 5-27-14.
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Comment from reader Joe Meadows;
I’ve been going through all the photos you have from Hemphill St. The Reeves-Walker house at one time housed the Ray Crowder Funeral Home. I served my apprenticeship with the Robertson Mueller Harper Funeral Home on 8th. Ave who at that time was owned by Ray Crowder. I worked several funeral services in that building.
The main floor to the left of the entrance was the chapel. The main entrance led into the reception area. The second floor housed the arrangement office and casket selection room. At the back in the “solarium” was the business offices and the old kitchen was the embalming room. The basement housed the dispatch office when Ray Crowder ran the city wide ambulance service prior to the creation of EMS.