1891 Colorado County Courthouse Restoration

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Photograph of a restoration project under way on the 1890 - 1891 Classic Revival style Colorado County courthouse in down town Columbus, Texas. The original design was Classic Revival Style, with a clock and bell tower. A tornado toppled the tower and buried the bell in the lawn. The clock and bell tower were replaced with a dome and clocks. Re-modeled in the 1930s with out many changes of outside appearance. Today the Colorado County courthouse is still an example of the Classic Revival style.

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1 photograph : col.

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Bell, Jim November 4, 2009.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Jim Bell Texas Architecture Photograph Collection and was provided by Private Collection of Jim Bell to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 17 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Private Collection of Jim Bell

The Private Collection of Jim Bell features photographs of the Texas county courthouses and the surrounding buildings and streets. Photographer and commercial contractor Jim Bell traveled throughout Texas photographing county courthouses, significant historical buildings and landmarks. His photographs also include interior views, architectural details, and historical markers.

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Photograph of a restoration project under way on the 1890 - 1891 Classic Revival style Colorado County courthouse in down town Columbus, Texas.
The original design was Classic Revival Style, with a clock and bell tower. A tornado toppled the tower and buried the bell in the lawn. The clock and bell tower were replaced with a dome and clocks. Re-modeled in the 1930s with out many changes of outside appearance. Today the Colorado County courthouse is still an example of the Classic Revival style.

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1 photograph : col.

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The original architect was Eugene Heiner.

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Jim Bell Texas Architecture Photograph Collection

The Texas Architecture photograph collection consists of photographs of historic Texas county courthouses and their surrounding buildings, as well as historic bridges, churches, and landmarks. The photographs are all in color and were taken from 1990 to the present.

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  • November 4, 2009

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  • Sept. 30, 2010, 10 p.m.

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  • Aug. 28, 2012, 11:50 a.m.

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Bell, Jim. 1891 Colorado County Courthouse Restoration, photograph, November 4, 2009; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118824/: accessed September 1, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Jim Bell.