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The Sloane Collection, no. 2 - Shriners Parade on Main Street, Houston, 1925

Story Sloane, III

Silent | 1925

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  •  For this film, the camera would have been set up at 909 Main Street and facing north.  On the left is the Bender Hotel. 
  •  The group of men was shot in front of the old City Auditorium, which stood at 615 Louisiana. 
 
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Among the earliest known footage of downtown Houston, this film features a large gathering of Shriners units from the region marching in a parade down Main Street. Captured are a number of marching bands, a motorcade of Packard sedans, and even a few elephants in the procession.