Laura Sergeant’s Photos of Downtown Linden

Laura Sergeant graciously offered the Foundation use of photographs of downtown Linden that she took in June of 2016.  Her comments about the images follow.

“I chose to use black and white images because they highlighted the simple geometry of the structures.  The Texas sky presents each structure at its powerful best.  The buildings on the square, as well as the water tower, stand guard as the Cass County Courthouse reigns elegantly, awaiting its guests.”

East face of Cass County Courthouse
East face of Cass County Courthouse
Storefronts on north side of Courthouse Square looking west along sidewalk
Storefronts north of Courthouse Square looking west along sidewalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South face of 1934 Water Tower and adjacent 1939 Firehouse
South face of temporarily shrouded 1939 Firehouse and adjacent 1934 water tower
East step of Cass County Courthouse looking west
North steps of Cass County Courthouse looking west toward Davis Drug building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Allen Bros. Women's storefront on north side of Linden's Public Square, with beautifully restored display windows and transoms made of sinker cypress.
Former Allen Bros. Women’s storefront on north side of Linden’s Public Square, with beautifully restored display window and transom frames made of durable sinker cypress
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Davis Drug building (right) built in 1916 and Linden City Hall (center) which was built in 1914 as The First National Bank of Linden

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of Cass County Courthouse from the northeast with Linden’s 1934 historic water tower in background
View of Cass County Courthouse from the northeast with Linden’s 1934 historic water tower in background
View of Linden's 1934 water tank from south side of pump house located under the tower.
View of Linden’s 1934 water tank from south side of pump house located under the tower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images are the property of Laura Sergeant and may not be reused without her permission via ContactUs@LindenHeritage.org.

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5 thoughts on “Laura Sergeant’s Photos of Downtown Linden

  1. Laura,

    Thanks for the pictures and a trip down “Memory Lane.” The b & w pictures was a great idea.

    I worked at Davis Drug when I was
    17 during the Christmas season assisting customers. I worked at Allen Brothers the next Christmas season wrapping presents.

    Great memories…
    Great pictures!

    Thanks again,
    Beverly Ayers Ashwood

    1. My pleasure, Beverly. Linden is so fortunate to have so many historic structures maintained so lovingly.

      Laura Sergeant

  2. Excellent work Laura. The b & w captured the images of Linden perfectly. Reminds me of Larry McMurtry’s “The Last Picture Show”. The book and black/white movie captured the coming of age of the teens who grew up that community’s “golden era”. Thanks for taking me back in time. Joe B. Lovelace

  3. Hi, Laura, Excellent photography!! I tend to think of my old times in Linden in black and white. You created a storybook of my memories. Thanks, James Partain

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