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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

1913 :: Building at Rockdale

Rockdale, Tex., May 16. -- Improvements here include the new Coulter brick block of four store rooms, which is now ready for occupancy. 

The new building of the Citizens' State Bank is approaching completion. This building will have one of the handsomest fronts of any in Central Texas. 

E.A. Green is erecting a new gin to have a capacity of 100 bales per day. 

Concrete street crossings and gutters are being laid throughout the business district. More than a mile of new cement sidewalks have been laid or contracted for in the residence section of the city and many of the streets are being curbed. 

The Southwestern Telephone Company has under way improvements that will total $10,000 or $15,000, including new office equipment and the placing of cable lines in lieu of wires. The cable in the business district is being placed underground. 

The Farmers' Union Warehouse Company is having erected a new office building and store room and will engaged in the mercantile business. Dallas Morning News, May 15, 1913

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