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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

1896 Denton County Courthouse Inside Corner Entrance

Description: Photograph of one of four inside corner entrances for the 1896 Denton County Courthouse in downtown Denton, Texas. There are four inside corner entrance and four main entrances to the Courthouse.
Date: November 12, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
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1896 Denton County Courthouse South Side

Description: Photograph of the south side of the Denton County courthouse in downtown Denton, Texas. The east entrance is in the center, with two more entrances on the inside corners flanking it. The layout of the east side is consistent all the way around the 1896 Denton County courthouse. There are eight entrance doors that can be open for ventilation.
Date: November 12, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
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1896 Denton County Courthouse Upper Detail

Description: Photograph of the upper detail above an entrance door on the 1896 Denton County courthouse in downtown Denton, Texas. Pigeons are sitting on a ledge under an inscription of "1896" and between two pairs of columns.
Date: November 12, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
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1901 Opera House Northeast Courthouse Square

Description: Photograph of the 1901 Denton Opera Building located on Locust and West Oak Streets on the Courthouse Square in downtown Denton, Texas. Currently occupied by Recycled Books. The multistoried building is pink with blue trim. A flat awning is placed above the corner entryway and windows.
Date: November 12, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

1912 Rogers Hotel Entrance on Main Street

Description: Photograph of the 100 East Main Street entrance to the Rogers Hotel in downtown Waxahatchie, Texas. It is a four story brick building with a recessed wall above the entrance.
Date: October 6, 2007
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

1916 First National Bank Building

Description: Photograph of 1916 First National Bank building on the Plaza Square in downtown Paris, Texas. This building has a Texas Historical Commission historical marker outlining its history on the center column. The building is in the Classic Revival style and the upper part is ornamented with a white stone top cap that is supported by white stone carved consoles (brackets). The top floor is set back and has an ornamental white stone string course around the top of the next floor down, the top floor of the main part of he building. The windows are grouped in twos, threes, and fours, separated by red brick pilasters. Between the pilasters, the windows have a white stone string course forming the window ledges, and the tops of the windows have lentils for brick support. The ground floor has been modified to accommodate the Capital One Bank. The ground floor walls and foundation was built of steel reenforce concrete.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

1916 V. W. Wall Building

Description: Photograph of the 1916 V.W. Wall building on Clarksville Street in downtown Paris, Texas. The one story building is situated between two taller brick buildings on either side. A commemorative date plaque is visible near its top contains the year it was built.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph