1895 Ellis County Courthouse Typical Entrance

Description:

Photograph of a typical entrance set in an inside corner on the 1895 Ellis County Courthouse in downtown Waxahachie, Texas. There are four main entrances set on the cardinal points of the compass. The Romanesque building was designed by architect James Riley Gordon. The building is massive limestone in gray for the foundation and Burnet limestone for structure, columns of rose colored granite columns, Pecos Red sandstone was used for arches, columns, and string courses. There are eagles and gargoyles for ornamentation.

Creator(s): Bell, Jim
Location(s): United States - Texas - Ellis County
Creation Date: October 6, 2007
Partner(s):
Private Collection of Jim Bell
Collection(s):
Jim Bell Texas Architecture Photograph Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 25
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: October 6, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Ellis County
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Photograph of a typical entrance set in an inside corner on the 1895 Ellis County Courthouse in downtown Waxahachie, Texas. There are four main entrances set on the cardinal points of the compass. The Romanesque building was designed by architect James Riley Gordon. The building is massive limestone in gray for the foundation and Burnet limestone for structure, columns of rose colored granite columns, Pecos Red sandstone was used for arches, columns, and string courses. There are eagles and gargoyles for ornamentation.

Note:

The cost of the courthouse also cost the county judge and commissioners their job in the next election.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : col.

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Partner:
Private Collection of Jim Bell
Collection:
Jim Bell Texas Architecture Photograph Collection
Identifier:
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth119180
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image