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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 County Clerk's Office

Description: Photograph of the vault door into the County Clerk's office in the 1883 Bastrop County courthouse. This is the north to south hall. The north exit door to the north annex is in the background. There are photographs above the wainscoting of the bicolored walls.
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 Stairs to Second Floor

Description: Photograph of the stairway up to the second floor in the 1883 Bastrop County courthouse. The entrance door to the county court-at-law is at the head of the stairs. The stairs are wooden with metal treads.
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

1886 R. E. Stafford Building Front

Description: Photograph of the front (north) of the 1886 R. E. Stafford building on Spring Street in downtown Columbus, Texas. Two steel columns stand behind a wooden bench.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1886 Stafford Bank Building

Description: Photograph of the 1886 Stafford Bank building in downtown Columbus, Texas. This was also the location of the 1886 Stafford Opera House. The Stafford Bank name is displayed under the upper pediment on the front of the building.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1886 Stafford Bank Building Front View

Description: Photograph of the front (north side) of the 1886 Stafford Bank building at Spring and Milam Street in downtown Columbus, Texas. The Classical Revival style building has the words "Stafford Bank" and "Opera House" arranged in stone on its front.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1891-1896 Brunson Buildings and the Schulandt Building

Description: Photograph of the 1891 and 1896 Charles Brunson buildings and the Schulandt building on Milam Street in downtown Columbus, Texas. The Schulandt building name appears in the metal cornice trim. The upper window trim is stonework.
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 Brunson Building THSC Marker

Description: Photograph of the THSC Marker for the 1891 Brunson Building in the 1000 block of Milam Street in down town Columbus, Texas.
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