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Harrison County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of the Harrison County Courthouse. Built in 1900 and designed by the architect James Riely Gordon, this building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim & Gordon, James Riely
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Dome of the Harrison County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of the dome of the Harrison County Courthouse, featuring a six foot tall statue of Lady Justitia on top of the belfry.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

View down Houston Street

Description: Photograph of Houston Street in Marshall Texas. Visible is the Baxter Building, located at 104 E. Houston St., next to the Sam B. Hall Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Houston Street in Marshall, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the buildings on the south side of east Houston Street, looking east from Peter Whetstone Square in Marshall, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Hotel Marshall

Description: Photograph of the historic Hotel Marshall, located at 210 East Houston Street, Marshall, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Marshall, an All-America City]

Description: During the nation's celebration of its Bicentennial, certain cities around the country received a designation as "All-America City." Marshall, Texas was one such city. In this newspaper photo from the Marshall News Messenger, Chamber of Commerce president Tony Bridge displays the All-America City plaque and makes the announcement through radio and television microphones shown in foreground. Unidentified dignitaries stand behind him.
Date: c. 1976
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Evans Street, Marshall]

Description: The view shows Evans Street in Marshall where it crosses the T&P railroad tracks. Evans runs due north-south from a point beyond the city limits (present-day Loop 390) to West Grand Ave. (Hwy 80). The picture, c1970-1985, shows heavy vegetation on both sides. Two houses can be seen, one on each side of the road. The railroad crossing with the warning signs is in the foreground. Evans crosses the tracks less than two long blocks north of the W. Grand intersection.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Bishop College Chapel Interior]

Description: This old photograph shows the interior of the chapel at Bishop College in Marshall. Bishop College was founded in 1881 and chartered in 1885. It was owned and operated by the American Baptist Home Mission Society of New York City. Named after Nathan Bishop, corresponding secretary of the Society, the college's purpose was to train African-American teachers and preachers for the development of Christian leadership. The institution originally included a grammar school, a high school, college preparatory courses, an industrial school, and a four-year standard college course leading to the Bachelor degree. Later the college phased out the lower grades. In 1961 the campus moved to Dallas. After financial difficulties, the college closed in 1988. None of the original buildings in Marshall remain.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Architectural Detail]

Description: Photograph of two elaborate support beams above a wooden door frame inside the Harrison County courthouse in Marshall, Texas.
Date: June 21, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Photograph of a Window]

Description: Photograph of a rectangular window inside the Harrison County courthouse in Marshall, Texas. There is a semi-circle of stained glass above the window, and a car and trees are visible outside.
Date: June 21, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Photograph of a Doorknob]

Description: Photograph of an elaborate doorknob on a heavy wooden door inside the Harrison County courthouse in Marshall, Texas.
Date: June 21, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Staircase Inside Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of an elaborate staircase inside the Harrison County courthouse in Marshall, Texas.
Date: June 21, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Looking Up at Rotunda]

Description: Photograph looking up at the rotunda inside the Harrison County courthouse in Marshall, Texas.
Date: June 21, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Safe Door in a Wall]

Description: Photograph of the door to a safe set in a wall in the Harrison County courthouse in Marshall, Texas.
Date: June 21, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Stairs in a Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of a staircase inside the Harrison County courthouse in Marshall, Texas.
Date: June 21, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Harrison County Courthouse Rotunda]

Description: Photograph looking up at the rotunda inside the Harrison County courthouse in Marshall, Texas.
Date: June 21, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Section of Downtown Square, Marshall]

Description: The intersection of Houston and N. Washington streets, Marshall, frames a parking lot on the north side of the downtown square. The Marshall National Bank sign announces the presence of the bank a block away. The commercial brick buildings in the center right line the 200 block of W. Austin Street. In the distance of the left center are visible the spire of the First Baptist Church and some historic homes which are numerous in Marshall. The picture probably dates from the late 1960s.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Barber and Beauty School]

Description: Valerie Hurd's Barber and Beauty School, located at 304 Noland St. in Marshall, Texas, was a long-time business, c1955-c2001. It was first located on Park School St. and relocated to this address c1959. The building burned about 2001. This picture may date from early 1960's.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Ward Chapel AME Church in Marshall]

Description: View of Ward Chapel AME Church in Marshall, Texas. AME is the African Methodist Episcopal denomination. The church is located at 501 S. Allen Street in the historic "New Town" neighborhood.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Residential Street, Marshall]

Description: A street in Marshall has homes with three different architectural styles from the early decades of the twentieth century.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Marshall High School]

Description: The north facade of Marshall High School viewed from W. Houston Avenue. The building housed the high school grades from 1939 -1988. Then it became Marshall Junior High School. The southeast part of this acreage is the former site of Marshall University, now designated with a Texas historical marker.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Downtown Street Scene, Marshall]

Description: As the sign attests, N. Wellington Street runs one way to the south in Marshall. The street intersects with Houston (right foreground) after crossing W. Austin Street one block to the north. Businesses located along the section of N. Wellington shown in the picture would have included the Marshall National Bank motor branch, Birmingham Shopping Mart, Paxtons Appliances, Blairs TV Service, River's Seed Bin, McKay's Furniture Co., City Finance So., and Denney Cleaners. Along W. Austin Street right to left, were Marshall Barber Shop, Mays Studio, the Blalock Building, Joe Woods Radio & TV Service, Stacy Shoe Repair, Blue Bonnet Beauty Shop, Desota Imports-Exports, Austin Furniture Co., McGibbon Watch Repairing, Barkett Shoe Repairing, Parish Taxi Stand, and finally Marshall Public Library at the extreme left side of the picture. The picture likely dates from 1978 or later. The blue Oldsmobile vehicle on the left is a 1978 model.
Date: c. 1978
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library