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Milam County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of the Milam County Courthouse in Cameron, Texas.
Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Lee County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of the Lee County Courthouse in Giddings, Texas. It is a red and white stone building with a clock tower. Trees obscure the view of the building.
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Milam County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of the Milam County Courthouse in Cameron.
Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Church in Giddings

Description: Photograph of a church in Giddings. It is a white wooden building with a tall steeple.
Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Historic plaque, Lee County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Giddings, Texas. It reads: "Lee County Courthouse. Designed by J.R. Gordon along lines similar to New York State Capitol and several buildings at Harvard University. Classified as Richardsonian Romanesque style, after the famous Louisiana-born architect Henry B. Richardson. Built by Sonnefield, Emmins and Abright of San Antonion, 1899. Replaced first courthouse, which burned 1897. Located on crest of divide separating the Colorado and Brazos River Basins. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1968."
Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Lee County Courthouse, Veterans Memorial

Description: Photograph of the Veterans Memorial at the Lee County Courthouse in Giddings. It says, "Dedicated to all veterans who served our country."
Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Sign for the La Grange Depot Museum

Description: La Grange Depot Museum sign, "This depot was completed in November 1867 by the M-K-T Railroad. It replaced the earlier depot that was on this site from 1887 until it burned in March 1897. The depot now houses the La Grange Depot Museum."
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

The La Grange Depot Museum and M-K-T Railroad Depot

Description: Photograph of the La Grange Depot Museum, a yellow and green wooden building. A sign by the door says: "This depot was completed in November 1867 by the M-K-T Railroad. It replaced the earlier depot that was on this site from 1887 until it burned in March 1897. The depot now houses the La Grange Depot Museum."
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

The La Grange Depot Museum and M-K-T Railroad Depot

Description: Photograph of the La Grange Depot Museum, a yellow and green building. A sign on the building reads: "This depot was completed in November 1867 by the M-K-T Railroad. It replaced the earlier depot that was on this site from 1887 until it burned in March 1897. The depot now houses the La Grange Depot Museum."
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Fayette County Courthouse, La Grange

Description: Photograph of the Fayette County Courthouse in La Grange. The building is made of stone, and the doors of wood.
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Fayette County Courthouse, La Grange

Description: Photograph of the Fayette County Courthouse in La Grange. It is a four-story building made of white and red stone with a clock tower at the top. A Texas flag flies from the left corner of the courthouse, and other buildings can be seen in the background.
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Historic plaque, Birthplace of the SPJST

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque detailing the birth of the SPJST. It reads: "On December 28, 1896, twenty-five Czech-Texans gathered in the district courtroom of this courthouse to establish a new fraternal benefit insurance society, the Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas, more commonly known as the SPJST. The SPJST held its first convention in the same room on June 20, 1897. I. J. Gallia served as the society's first president and J. R. Kubena was the first secretary. The SPJST officially began its business in Texas on July 1, 1897. SPJST headquarters now is located in Temple. (1983)"
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Historic plaque, Fayette County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque. It reads: "Fayette County Courthouse. About 1890, the structural safety of Fayette County's third courthouse came into question, and plans began for the building of this structure to serve as the seat of justice for the county. The commissioners court hired San Antonio architect James Riely Gordon (1863-1937) to design the new courthouse and oversee the construction. Gordon, who was 27 years old at the time, went on to become a noted architect of public buildings in Texas. Funding for the 1890-91 courthouse came from the sale of $90,000 in bonds. Martin, Byrnes and Johnston of Colorado City served as building contractors. Gordon designed the courthouse in the Romanesque Revival style and specified four types of native Texas stone to detail the exterior: Blue Muldoon sandstone, Belton White limestone, Pecos Red sandstone and Pink Burnet granite. A central open atrium, designed to promote good lighting and natural ventilation, highlighted the interior space. The extensive use of stone, along with the massive arched windows and doorways, exemplify the building's Romanesque Revival influences. The oldest existing J. Riely Gordon courthouse in Texas, the Fayette County courthouse was completed in 1891. It has served as a setting for social events, celebrations, courtroom dramas and political oratory, and continues as a center of politics and government for the county. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001"
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Fayette County Courthouse, La Grange

Description: Photograph of the Fayette County Courthouse in La Grange. The photo was taken looking upwards at the flagpole mounted on a corner of the building.
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries