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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

1895 Ellis County Courthouse Typical Entrance

Description: Photograph of a typical entrance set in an inside corner on the 1895 Ellis County Courthouse in downtown Waxahachie, Texas. There are four main entrances set on the cardinal points of the compass. The Romanesque building was designed by architect James Riley Gordon. The building is massive limestone in gray for the foundation and Burnet limestone for structure, columns of rose colored granite columns, Pecos Red sandstone was used for arches, columns, and string courses. There are eagles and gargoyles for ornamentation.
Date: October 6, 2007
Creator: Bell, Jim