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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

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

1891 Colorado County Courthouse Restoration

Description: Photograph of restoration in progress on the 1891 Colorado County courthouse in downtown Columbus, Texas. The view is of the north side of the courthouse facing U.S. Highway 90. Scaffolding covers the stone building.
Date: November 4, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

1891 Colorado County Courthouse Restoration Interior

Description: Photograph of the entrance to a courtroom in the Colorado County courthouse in Columbus, Texas. Double doors are set into a wall with wood paneling. Two light fixtures hang down over the carpeted floor. Chairs and a desk line the wall.
Date: November 4, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

1891 Colorado County Courthouse Restoration Interior

Description: Photograph of a stairway in the interior of the Colorado County courthouse. The wooden stairs wind past windows and off white-walls. A small chandelier hangs on the wall under the landing over the floor above.
Date: November 4, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

1891 Colorado County Courthouse Restoration Interior

Description: Photograph of east-west hall in the 1891 Colorado County courthouse in downtown Columbus, Texas. The hall is lined with courthouse furniture and a glass display cabinet on the right side with the operating clock mechanism for the tower clocks.
Date: November 4, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

1891 Colorado County Courthouse Restoration Interior

Description: Photograph of the north entry hall of the 1891 Colorado County courthouse in down town Columbus, Texas. The interior features detailed woodwork, tall transom doors, arched hall decoration, brass light fixtures, marble floors, and historic photographs on the walls.
Date: November 4, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

1895 Ellis County Courthouse Clock Tower Base and Eagle

Description: Photograph of base of the tower and roof ridge, with an eagle sculpture perched on it, on the 1895 Ellis County Courthouse in downtown Waxahachie, Texas. A close up view of the detailed stone work on the tower base and one of the four eagle that grace the roof.
Date: October 6, 2007
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Photograph