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Menard County Texas Flood Photos

2016 April 25

Here are flood photos of the San Saba River that happened in Menard, Menard County, Texas. I have shared to a Facebook group page; Menard County, Texas ~ History and Genealogy. Please join the group to read and share information. It is a good reference and resource.
Photos of the July 23, 1938 San Saba River flood in Menard, from the Don Wilkinson collection.

Looking West on Bevans Street toward the Bevans Bank building. Old Catholic Church on the ditch on the left of photo.

Looking North on Bevans Street toward the old Paddy Mires Courthouse and old Luckenbach store. Bevans Bank building on left and Mission Theatre on right.

Looking West down East San Saba Avenue. Old courthouse and Luckenbach building on your right.

Looking West toward the Bevans Bank on East San Saba Avenue.

Looking East from in front of Bevans Hotel down East San Saba Avenue.

This is the old Methodist Church looking north with the Bevans Hotel on the left at the top of the block.

This is a page from the album of Don Wilkinson, and as you can see, I scanned each one individually to share.


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  1. November 19, 2021

    Oh I would give my “eye teeth” to own the Patrick Henry “Paddy” Mires building! It was built by my husband’s gggrandfather. Hope you can get it for a good price. Our kids are the best! We had the Menard Hardware Co. store from 1981-1989 and know how much a town can do with just a few good folks!

  2. Anonymous permalink
    November 19, 2021

    I read their website and it is wonderful! And all the goodies they found during their renovation. I am looking at the converted jail as a possible abode. All it takes it one person to lead others to this town. And your daughter and son in law are pioneers.


  3. November 19, 2021

    Norma, thank you for your comments. The 2020 flooding didn’t impact any businesses, thank the Good Lord. Our son-in-law and daughter own the Benchoff/Wilensky and bank/boot shop buildings. They are renovating and hope to have the Texas Heritage business open soon. You can see more on their website: or Instagram: We are hoping for business and buildings to come back soon!!

  4. Norma permalink
    November 19, 2021

    Good morning!
    Your postings are full of Menard past and present. Thank you.
    Did the river flood in November 2020 impact any businesses on E. San Saba?

    Regarding the older businesses in that area, do you see a revitalization of businesses coming back and will majority remain shuttered?

    It is a lovely town.

    Thank you.


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