More Old Photos~

As promised, here are some more pictures from my hometown of Port Lavaca.
This first photo was taken in July, 1944 when they opened the causeway that connects Port Lavaca to Point Comfort.
The big building in the back was a thriving hotel, it still stands today and they still rent out rooms by the week.
The next photo shows the causeway. It survived many hurricanes but became unsafe to drive on and was later re-built. It also had a draw-bridge to allow the bigger boats passage through.

This next photo is of downtown Port Lavaca. Most of the buildings are still standing today.

There are many businesses still open. One of the original stores is Melcher's General Store. Inside are still the original fixtures, counter, cash register, hardwood flooring...it's amazing. The son of the original owner still owns and operates it today.

There are two restaurants on this same street that serve great food today, The Green Iguana and The Texana Grill.
The community is coming together to rebuild the downtown area as these next photos will show.
The Port Lavaca Theatre was thriving in the 30's and 40's. It re-opened it's doors in 1994 and now is the Port Lavaca Mainstreet Theatre, home to many local productions put on by the Mainstreet Theatre Association.
Look at the mural that was painted shortly after they re-opened their doors. This is part of the re-building of downtown.

I hope you enjoyed the tour of my small town.


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