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[100 Year Celebration Plaque]

Description: Photograph of a plaque, reading "100 Year Celebration 1885-1985", bolted to a building in Clarksville, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[11th Street]

Description: Photograph of cars driving down 11th Street in Huntsville, Texas. There is a traffic light in the foreground, and buildings are visible to the left.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1861 Cass County Courthouse Interior

Description: Photograph of east entry hall entrance of the 1861 Cass County courthouse in Linden, Texas. There is an old vault to the left. Ceilings are "drop-ins" and the floor is tile.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1861 Cass County Courthouse with Additions

Description: Photograph of the 1861 Cass Country courthouse in Linden, Texas. The view is of the main entrance on the east side. The original 1861 section is nine windows wide and centered on the east entrance.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1883 Bastrop County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of the north west corner of the 1883 Bastrop County courthouse showing trim detail, the walkway to the 1892 Bastrop County jail, and the first north annex connected to the courthouse.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1883 Bastrop County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of the west side of the 1883 Bastrop County courthouse and the added second story walkway to the old jail. The first floor entrance was used for support and the door into the courthouse was put in a second floor window. The walkway is built of modern steel.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1883 Bastrop County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of Bastrop County courthouse in downtown Bastrop, Texas. The view is of the southeast corner of the courthouse. To the left (east) is a newer courthouse annex and to the right is the 1892 Bastrop County jail. The jail is now a courthouse annex two blocks from a business district.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1883 Bastrop County Courthouse and North Annex

Description: Photograph of the north east corner of the Bastrop County courthouse and the north annex. There is a Confederate Veterans memorial on the lawn and a clock tower on the courthouse roof. The view is from Pine and Water Streets on the northeast corner of the courthouse lawn.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1883 Bastrop County Courthouse Interior

Description: Photograph of the west to east entrance hall of the 1883 Bastrop County courthouse. The north to south hall intersects in the center, cruciform style. There are arched entrance doors, arches in the halls, dark marble floors, lighter marble wainscot, dark wood trim, and a mix of light fixtures.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1883 Bastrop County Courthouse Interior

Description: Photograph of stairs to the third floor in the 1883 Bastrop County courthouse. The stairs are comprised of woodwork painted in white and stained wood. There is an arch opening to left of the courtroom with a door and transom.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1883 Bastrop County Courthouse North Side

Description: Photograph of the north side of the 1883 Bastrop County courthouse in Bastrop, Texas. The stone building is topped with a clock tower and has a stone memorial and a landscaped flora outside.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1883 Bastrop County Courthouse Stairs

Description: Photograph of stairs in the 1883 Bastrop County courthouse. A wooden bannister runs up the left side of the stairway. A man in a red shirt and blue jeans walks up the stairs on the left side of the photo.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1883 Bastrop County Courthouse Walkway

Description: Photograph of the west entrance to the 1883 Bastrop County courthouse showing the alterations at the west entrance to accommodate a second floor walkway of modern steel to go to the old jail.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1886 R. E. Stafford Building Front

Description: Photograph of the front (north side) of the 1886 R. E. Stafford building in downtown Columbus, Texas, on Spring Street. Metal trim and a locally made bench are in front.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1891 Brunson Building Lower Front

Description: Photograph of lower front of the 1891 Brunson Building, currently occupied by the Live Oak Art Center, in downtown Columbus, Texas. The front is decorated in Victorian style with decorated steel columns and wooden Victorian style windows. The upper windows are sitting on a steel ledger course, which is sitting on the top of the columns under the brick lintel.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1891 Brunson Building Support Column

Description: Photograph of an upper portion of a support column at the entrance to the 1891 Brunson building on Milam Street in down town Columbus, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1891 Brunson Building Support Column

Description: Photograph of a support column made of steel. It is one of four across the front of the 1891 Brunson Building. This is the lower section is sitting on the metal entry ledge.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1891 Bunson Building Upper Front Detail

Description: Photograph of detail of the 1891 Charles Brunson building in down town Columbus, Texas. The building date is in the pediment near the center of the front of the building. The pediment is part of the metal cornice. The windows are framed by decorative brick pilasters and are capped with decorative metal caps. The wood window frames are arched at the top and sitting on a brick string course and ledger course. The adjoining building to the right was also built by Charles Brunson in 1896.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1891 Colorado County Courthouse Chairs

Description: Photograph of three side chairs in the district courtroom in the 1891 Colorado County courtroom in down town Columbus, Texas.
Date: November 4, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell