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  Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
 Resource Type: Postcard
 County: Fort Bend County, TX
["Baptist Church, Richmond, Texas"]

["Baptist Church, Richmond, Texas"]

Date: 1939
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard image of the "Baptist Church, Richmond, Texas" as written in black text near bottom right corner of postcard. Also written in blue ink on bottom "1939". The stucco church has vine covered exterior near north west side with large turret near northeast side just below arched doorway. Two story wooden white building in left background. The postcard has a silver border. Written on back in black text: "Clear View Post Card For Correspondence. MFD. By Wayne Paper Box & Prtg. Corp., Fort Wayne, Ind. Place Stamp Here".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Cattle in front of a barn at George Ranch]

[Cattle in front of a barn at George Ranch]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of one side of barn #2 at George Ranch House. One bull and one dark cow are standing in the middle of the postcard. The bull is looking directly at the camera. A dark cow with a white underbelly stands facing toward the left, on the lower, right hand side. Shingles are sitting atop a platform protruding from the side of the barn, under a raised door.
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Deaf Smith Monument in Richmond, Texas]

[Deaf Smith Monument in Richmond, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard image of the Deaf Smith Monument in Richmond, Texas. The free standing monument has a bust image of Smith at top with the following information etched in the stone: "Erastus (Deaf) Smith Born in Washington Dutchess County, New York April 19, 1797 Died in Richmond Fort Bend County, Texas Nov 30, 1837 He Married Guadalupe Ruiz De Duran Who Died In San Antonio May ? 1849. Erected by the State of Texas". Small shrubs in front of monument. Tree and a white wooden building in background. The postcard has a silver border around outer perimeter.
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
["Fort Bend County Court House, Richmond, Texas"]

["Fort Bend County Court House, Richmond, Texas"]

Date: 1939
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard image of the "Fort Bend County Court House, Richmond, Texas" as written in black on bottom left corner of postcard. Written in blue ink at bottom center: "1939". The dome shaped three story building (with basement, four) has four huge round columns at front entrance. Trees in front and on sides of Court House. Street and curb in foreground.
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[The George Ranch house and cistern house]

[The George Ranch house and cistern house]

Date: 1911 - 1924
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard image of the George Ranch House taken before December 21, 1924. The ranch house is a two story white wooden home with four visible brick chimneys. The bottom porch of the house has brick columns, while the top porch has white, round columns and both have white wooden railing. There is one dormer above the top porch. The cistern house has a stairway with white railing leading to the door near top. There is an African-American man standing next to the white picket fence on the left side of the photo. Three people are sitting on the front porch of the house. In this photograph, note that both porches are open, the cistern house is unpainted, upstairs and downstairs windows are shuttered, the cistern house has a weather vane at the top, foul pens in front of house, and no driveway has been formed in front of the house. Underneath the picture, hand-written: "GEORGE HOUSE MADE INTO TWO STORY". Back of post card in black: "Post Card Correspondence Here Name and Address Here AZO [written four times to form a square with triangles in each corner] Place Stamp Here [written inside of square]. Images are slightly blurred.
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[The George Ranch house from a northwest approach]

[The George Ranch house from a northwest approach]

Date: 1911 - 1924
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard image of the George Ranch House northwest approach. The house is white wooden and two story. The bottom porch of the house has brick columns, while the top porch has white, round columns and both have white wooden railing. Three of the four brick chimneys are visible in this photo. The cistern house on the right side of the photograph is unpainted at this period. The windmill is partially visible between the limbs of the huge oak tree on far right. The house is surrounded by a picket fence which in turn is partially enclosed by a wire fence for foul. On the George house, note that both porches are open and no driveway has been formed in front.
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[The George Ranch house from a northwest approach]

[The George Ranch house from a northwest approach]

Date: 1911 - 1924
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard image of the George Ranch House northwest approach. The house is white wooden and two story. The bottom porch of the house has brick columns, while the top porch has white, round columns and both have white wooden railing. Three of the four brick chimneys are visible in this photo. The cistern house on the right side of the photograph is unpainted at this period. The windmill is partially visible between the limbs of the huge oak tree on far right. The house is surrounded by a picket fence which in turn is partially enclosed by a wire fence for foul. On the George house, note that both porches are open and no driveway has been formed in front.
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
["Jaybird Monument, Richmond, Texas"]

["Jaybird Monument, Richmond, Texas"]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard image of the Jaybird Monument, Richmond, Texas. The free-standing monument with a bird sculpted at top is enclosed by a wrought iron fence. There is landscaping in and around the fenced area of the monument. Two large trees behind the monument provide shade; railroad tracks (crossing sign visible) extend from left vertically. There is a two story stucco building on right. The postcard has a silver border around image. Text on back of post card reads: "Clear View Post Card For Correspondence Mfd. By Wayne Paper Box & Prtg. Corp., Fort Wayne, Ind. Place Stamp Here".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
["JayBird Monument, Richmond, Texas"]

["JayBird Monument, Richmond, Texas"]

Date: 1935 - 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard image of the "JayBird Monument, Richmond, Texas" as written in black near bottom left corner of postcard. The free standing cement monument is tall and pointed with an image of a bird at top. The monument has a white iron fence surrounding it. Large Trees to right and left of monument. Two story white stucco building on right, railroad on left with buildings in distance.
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[The northwest corner of the "M.E. Church Richmond, Tex."]

[The northwest corner of the "M.E. Church Richmond, Tex."]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard with a photo of the northwest corner of the "M.E. Church Richmond, Tex." as handwritten at the bottom of the photo. It is a three story building made of dark brick with white edging around the windows. Three entranceways face the north side with steps leading up to them and three large windows above the entranceway with a smaller one at the point of the building. One square portion of the building with four windows on each side protrudes from the northeast and northwest corner. There is a simple door on the far right of the building on the west side, along with a small window over the door and three large windows on the west side. The building sits on the corner of a street. Two two-story houses sit on the church's left side.
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
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