Beginnings of Broadway

Broadway, which was originally named Carlsbad Avenue, has seen
considerable changes through the years, as these photographs show.
The fact that it was the obvious center of business activity led some
photographers to mislabel their photographs "Main Street".


Photo courtesy of Max Clampitt
Hobbs Hotel was the first hotel in Hobbs, located at
Broadway & Turner, it was built by Ed Cathey in 1928.


Photo courtesy of Max Clampitt
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Hobbs Townsite office, Berry's Grocery Store and the Owl Cafe
at Broadway and South Turner in about 1929.


Woolridge Lumber Yard on East Dunnam Street 1928


Photo courtesy of Max Clampitt
 
J.T. Harris Lumber Co. was located in the 200 block of
North Shipp, shown here in about 1929.


Photo courtesy of Max Clampitt
B.F. Walker tank truck on Broadway in about 1929. City Cafe at right.


Photo courtesy of Max Clampitt
Broadway, about 1930.



West Broadway at Linam, facing east


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Photo courtesy of the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Webel Collection.
(Click for a LARGER view)

A postcard with the same image as shown above was postmarked December 10, 1930
included the following handwritten message:

"Dear sister, we have got to where we are going and are in a oil town
and I think we will get a job and are going to stay here two or three days. 
It is raining down here. It sure is a pretty place. 
I sure am sleepy. I haven't slept any since I left up there. 
We had 3 flats coming down here.
"



Image courtesy of David Minton
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The postcard image above shows Broadway, in about 1930.  The large poster on the side of the building in the right
side of the photograph is advertising the movie "The Sky Hawk" which was released late in 1929.


Photo courtesy of the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Abell-Hanger Collection.

(Click for a LARGER VIEW)


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Photo courtesy of the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Abell-Hanger Collection.
(Click for a LARGER view)



Photo courtesy of the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Abell-Hanger Collection.
(Click for a LARGER view)
Broadway, about 1930.

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