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Fayette County Veterans Memorial

Description: Photograph of the Fayette County Veterans Memorial, housed in a small brick structure. It reads: "No greater sacrifice can be made by the citizens of a democratic nation than to serve in its armed forces in times of war or in times of peace. Fayette County proudly honors and pays tribute to its citizens who accepted the call to arms and served gallantly in securing freedom for the state of Texas and maintaining it for their nation throughout history."
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Fayette County Veterans Memorial

Description: Photograph of the Fayette County Veterans Memorial, housed in a small brick structure. It reads: "No greater sacrifice can be made by the citizens of a democratic nation than to serve in its armed forces in times of war or in times of peace. Fayette County proudly honors and pays tribute to its citizens who accepted the call to arms and served gallantly in securing freedom for the state of Texas and maintaining it for their nation throughout history."
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Historic plaque, Fayette County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque. It reads: "Fayette County Courthouse. About 1890, the structural safety of Fayette County's third courthouse came into question, and plans began for the building of this structure to serve as the seat of justice for the county. The commissioners court hired San Antonio architect James Riely Gordon (1863-1937) to design the new courthouse and oversee the construction. Gordon, who was 27 years old at the time, went on to become a noted architect of public buildings in Texas. Funding for the 1890-91 courthouse came from the sale of $90,000 in bonds. Martin, Byrnes and Johnston of Colorado City served as building contractors. Gordon designed the courthouse in the Romanesque Revival style and specified four types of native Texas stone to detail the exterior: Blue Muldoon sandstone, Belton White limestone, Pecos Red sandstone and Pink Burnet granite. A central open atrium, designed to promote good lighting and natural ventilation, highlighted the interior space. The extensive use of stone, along with the massive arched windows and doorways, exemplify the building's Romanesque Revival influences. The oldest existing J. Riely Gordon courthouse in Texas, the Fayette County courthouse was completed in 1891. It has served as a setting for social events, celebrations, courtroom dramas and political oratory, and continues as a center of politics and government for the county. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001"
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Fayette County Veterans Memorial

Description: Photograph of the back wall of the brick structure that houses the Fayette County Veterans Memorial. It reads: "Dedicated on Veterans Day, 1987, to the citizens of Fayette County who served in the Armed Forces of the United States. Especially those men and women who gave their lives in defending their country. This memorial symbolizes the importance of service in the Armed Forces. The names of all Fayette Countians who served so bravely are publicly displayed inside the courthouse."
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Fayette County Courthouse, cornerstone detail

Description: Photograph of a cornerstone at the Fayette County Courthouse in La Grange. The text on the cornerstone reads "Fayette County, April 9th 1891, J.R. Gordon, Architect, Martin Burns & Johnsen, Builders." There is also a masonic symbol, "La Fayette Lodge, No. 34, A.F. & A.M., A. L. 5891."
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Fayette County Courthouse, La Grange

Description: Photograph of the Fayette County Courthouse in La Grange. It is a four-story building made of white and red stone with a clock tower at the top. A Texas flag flies from the left corner of the courthouse, and other buildings can be seen in the background.
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Fayette County Courthouse grounds, La Grange, base of light post

Description: Photograph of the base of a lamp post at the Fayette County Courthouse in La Grange. It reads: "Lost Pine Tree. "I dedicate this tree to the people of Fayette County, their historic past, ambitious present, and glorious future." Lady Bird Johnson, July 7, 1867. Through the efforts of congressman J.J. "Jake" Pickle, 10th Congressional District and others, the above dedication was made possible."
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Fayette County Courthouse grounds, La Grange, base of light post

Description: Photograph of the base of a lamp post on the ground of the Fayette County Courthouse in La Grange. It reads: "County Heritage: Fayette County was settled by members of the Old Three-Hundred, and created from Bastrop and Colorado Counties. It was named for the Marquis de LaFayette, and the county seat for his chateau in France. With dedication and perseverance, our forefathers gave the county its rich heritage and a prominent place in history. The Mier Expedition and Dawson's Company contributed to its early historical background, and the remains of these courageous men now lie on Monument Hill. The county has contributed many of its young men to keep the peace of this great nation, and this edifice will stand as a monument to their loyalty, courage, and sacrifice."
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Fayette County Courthouse, La Grange

Description: Photograph of the Fayette County Courthouse in La Grange from the front. It is a four-story building made of white and red stones with a clock tower at the top. The Dawson Memorial stands on the sidewalk leading to the entrance. There are hedges and trees on both sides of the walk.
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Fayette County Courthouse grounds, the Dawson Memorial

Description: Photograph of the Dawson Memorial on the Fayette County Courthouse grounds in La Grange. It reads: "Erected by the state of Texas to the memory of her defenders. Captain N. H. Dawson and his command, who fell at the Battle of Salado Texas, Sept. 18th, 1842. (Correction) Captain Nicholas Mosby Dawson and 36 other volunteers were killed near Salado Creek in Bexar County."
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Fayette County Courthouse grounds, La Grange, base of light post

Description: Photograph of the base of a lamp post at the Fayette County Courthouse in La Grange. It reads: "County Commissioners Court, 1967, County Judge, Ike J. Petras; Commissioners: Gunther Behrens, Precinct 1; Clinton P. Krause, Precinct 2; Eddie Zouzalik, Precinct 3; Henry Dittrich, Precinct 4 ".
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries