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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 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

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 the inside of the west entrance door of the 1891 Colorado County courthouse in downtown Columbus, Texas. Sign on doors advises to use north exit only. Marble floors, double entry doors with a wide transom, and brass light fixture.
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