Broadway and Beyond



The Furr Food Store was located on the northwest corner of
Broadway & Shipp
, and the Hotel Worth entrance was on Shipp Street .


The Furr Food Store and Hotel Worth were destroyed by fire on February 2, 1943.


Photograph courtesy of Stephen Core
Douglas Core, an Army Air Force Private stationed at Hobbs Army Air Field
took the photographs show above and below shortly after the fire.

Photograph courtesy of Stephen Core


Photo courtesy of Max Clampitt
The Furr Food Store during its demolition.



In the early 1950's Furr's Supermarket was located at 117 W. Taylor. which later became the location of the U.S. Post Office.

Photo courtesy of David Minton

 

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Jackson Drug Co. was located at 201 West Broadway, on the
southwest corner of Broadway & Shipp.

Photo courtesy of David Minton

G.F. Wacker Store at 110 West Broadway shown above in 1952 and below in 1965.



Shoppers at G.F. Wacker in the early 1950's




Tootie's Cashway at 701 East Broadway.


Tootie's Cashway in 1951
Photo courtesy of David Minton




Photo courtesy of Max Clampitt


Photo courtesy of Max Clampitt


Photo courtesy of Max Clampitt

 

(top) The sidewalk in front of the Frey Hotel, and
(just above and below) the
train depot on West Broadway 
 
 


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The Frey Hotel at 302 E. Broadway in 1952.
Photos courtesy of David Minton

 
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. at 720 East Broadway

 


Far left, Oscar Shaw. Third from the left, Sherley Blakeley.
(please contact us if you can help identify others)



Photo courtesy of Grady Glover
Hobbs Fireman Gene Glover standing outside the fire station when
it was attached to City Hall on 300 North Turner.  A brass firemen's
pole was used to move quickly from the sleeping quarters on the
upper floor, to the garage below when a fire call came in.  The pole
remains in the building, although the Hobbs Fire Department has
moved its headquarters.  It is believed to be the only brass firemen's
pole in the state.


City Hall at 300 North Turner



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Hobbs Police Department
Left to right: Mayor Paul Heard, unknown, unknown, Gene Jetton, John Gushwa, Ennis Jetton,
unknown, unknown, Lonnie Shephard.
(please contact us if you can help identify others)


Photo and notes courtesy of Max Clampitt
Hobbs' first hospital was built in 1930 by John J. Harden for doctors George McKeon
and C.J. Conner.  Closed March 1, 1933 when the Great Depression drove the doctors
from here.  Converted first into Roosevelt Tavern.  Opened April 4, 1934 and closed
June 8, 1934 due to illegal liquor sales.  Soon thereafter remodeled into the Roosevelt
Apartments.  Note the caliche rock fence, built by stone mason Duke Ives.  He built these
fences all over Hobbs in those days.


Photo and notes courtesy of Max Clampitt
Dr. Coy S. Stone's Hospital in the 300 block of East Cain, about 1934.
Left to right: Ruby Collins, Elizabeth Davis, Zena McCasland, Wilheima Marshall,
H.B. Lloyd, Josey Sullivan, Vivian Pippin, Dr. Coy S. Stone, Mattie Williams
and Leona Lloyd.  Built in 1930 by Continental Oil Company.


The Frontier Theatre was located at 120 South Shipp.


The death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945 came as a shock to the nation, and to the citizens of
Hobbs it was no exception.  This is an announcement for a memorial service held at the
Reel Theatre which was located at 211 West Broadway.


Workers apply paint to the murals on the walls inside the Reel Theater in 1951.
Photos courtesy of David Minton


Mural on the wall inside the Reel Theater in 1951.
Photos courtesy of David Minton


The style of these murals inside the Golden West Lounge at 116-A North Turner, shown here in 1952 is similar
to the artwork inside the Reel Theater.  Perhaps the artists were the same.

Photo courtesy of David Minton



The Hobbs Public Library as it appeared before its re-building and expansion during the 1960's.


The Green Chapel Funeral Home in 1952
Photo courtesy of David Minton


Nunnally Package Store at 500 S. Turner in 1952
Photo courtesy of David Minton


Hobbs Country Club at its present location on the Carlsbad Highway



Barton's Motor Inn was located at 401 East Broadway.


Photo courtesy of Max Clampitt
A photograph of Barton's Motor Court from the mid-1970's


The Hillcrest Apartments were located at 409 North Dal Paso at Snyder.



This postcard view of the Broadmoor Shopping Center is from the late 1950's or early 1960's.


Lester's Restaurant was located at 801 West Bender,
at the current location of Domino's Pizza.


La Miradora was located near where the Howard Johnson is now located
and had an air strip for guests who preferred to fly in.  The scene below
appears to have been taken inside the La Miradora.

Image courtesy of David Minton


First National Bank shown here when it was located at 111 N. Turner before moving to 200 East Broadway in the 1970's.
Image courtesy of David Minton

Doran Chevrolet is shown above and below at its location at 119 S. Turner in 1951.
Images courtesy of David Minton


Hobbs Auto Co. was located at 500 W. Taylor in 1951.
Images courtesy of David Minton


The Sky-Vu Drive In Theatre was
located at 1900 North Turner.


The Flamingo Drive-In Theatre was located at about 2800 North Dal Paso.




The photos above and below are from the opening of
The Bowling Center at 311 North Turner in about 1951.
Shown above are Sid and Fern Purl and Marguerite and J.T. Sayers.
Candy bars of yesterday for sale in the case include Forever Yours, Ping and Whiz.




Aquamarine Swimming Pool was located at 511 N. Marland.  Shown here in 1951.
Image courtesy of David Minton



Blackwell's Service Station was located at 619 N. Turner.  Shown here in 1951.
Image courtesy of David Minton




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