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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

1891 Colorado County Courthouse Interior Ceiling

Description: Photograph of the ceiling in the district courtroom in the 1891 Colorado County courthouse in downtown Columbus, Texas. A light fixture hangs down in front of a window.
Date: November 4, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1891 Colorado County Courthouse Restoration

Description: Photograph of the west side of the Colorado County courthouse during a restoration project. The building is covered with scaffolding.
Date: November 4, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1891 Colorado County Courthouse Restoration

Description: Photograph of the restoration of the 1891 Colorado County courthouse in downtown Columbus, Texas. Metal scaffolding stands against the walls of the stone building. A clock face sits against a chain link fence on the lawn below.
Date: November 4, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1891 Colorado County Courthouse Restoration

Description: 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.
Date: November 4, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1891 Colorado County Courthouse Restoration

Description: Photograph of a workman cutting roof tile for the roof of the 1891 Colorado County courthouse project. He is on the north west courthouse lawn.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1891 Colorado County Courthouse Restoration

Description: Photograph of repaired and repainted windows on the north side of the second floor of the 1891 Colorado County Courthouse restoration project. The window and walls are covered with metal scaffolding.
Date: November 4, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1891 Colorado County Courthouse Restoration

Description: Photograph of a double window on the north side of the first floor that has been repaired and repainted for the 1891 Colorado Courthouse Restoration Project.
Date: November 4, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

1891 Colorado County Courthouse Restoration

Description: Photograph of the clock tower and roof of the 1891 Colorado County courthouse restoration project. The clock is running, however it is incorrect. Time of photo was c. 8:30 A.M. November 4, 2009.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell