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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
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
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
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
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
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
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell