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1891 Bunson Building Upper Front Detail

Description: Photograph of detail of the 1891 Charles Brunson building in down town Columbus, Texas. The building date is in the pediment near the center of the front of the building. The pediment is part of the metal cornice. The windows are framed by decorative brick pilasters and are capped with decorative metal caps. The wood window frames are arched at the top and sitting on a brick string course and ledger course. The adjoining building to the right was also built by Charles Brunson in 1896.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

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 the clock tower and roof of the 1891 Colorado County courthouse restoration project. The clock is running, however it is incorrect. Time of photo was c. 8:30 A.M. November 4, 2009.
Date: unknown
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