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  • My informal tour of Texas continues 🏜️ I took the long way home this morning from the cute and quaint little town of Corsicana where I was dropping off some artwork, to finally see what all the talk is about Waxahachie, Texas. I wandered the historic downtown a bit and of course found this gorgeous Ellis County Courthouse at the center of town. Beautiful day for some nice Texas highway time ☀️ #elliscountycourthouse #texasphotography #bucketlisttexas
  • My informal tour of Texas continues 🏜️ I took the long way home this morning from the cute and quaint little town of Corsicana where I was dropping off some artwork, to finally see what all the talk is about Waxahachie, Texas. I wandered the historic downtown a bit and of course found this gorgeous Ellis County Courthouse at the center of town. Beautiful day for some nice Texas highway time ☀️ #elliscountycourthouse #texasphotography #bucketlisttexas

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  • It’s #traveltuesday and we are suggesting that this weekend you plan a trip to the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, which has just recently renovated the Admiral Nimitz Gallery. The Nimitz Hotel, built in Fredericksburg, Texas on Main Street in 1852 was first a waystation for travelers and today is a museum honoring Admiral Chester Williams Nimitz, who was a World War II hero. Fredericksburg is rich in historical sights, amazing shopping, great restaurants, and enjoyable activities for people of all ages!
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  • It’s #traveltuesday and we are suggesting that this weekend you plan a trip to the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, which has just recently renovated the Admiral Nimitz Gallery. The Nimitz Hotel, built in Fredericksburg, Texas on Main Street in 1852 was first a waystation for travelers and today is a museum honoring Admiral Chester Williams Nimitz, who was a World War II hero. Fredericksburg is rich in historical sights, amazing shopping, great restaurants, and enjoyable activities for people of all ages!
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    #centerfortexasstudiestcu #centerfortexasstudies #tcu #tuesday #traveltuesday #texastravels #traveltexas #historictexas #texasstudies #texas #instatravel #admiralnimitz #NationalMuseumofthePacificWar #Fredericksburg #texastravelguide #celebratingallthatisdistinctivelytexas #history #texashistory #addrancollege #liberalarts #instatexas #texasinsta #instalike #visittexas #texaspride #lonestarstate #fortworth #education

  •  17  1  25 February, 2020
  • Let’s go back to Camp Crystal Lake! We’re showing Friday the 13th on Friday, March the 13th! Grab $5 tickets, if you dare! 😬⛺️🐍🛶 #seeyouatthehippo
  • Let’s go back to Camp Crystal Lake! We’re showing Friday the 13th on Friday, March the 13th! Grab $5 tickets, if you dare! 😬⛺️🐍🛶 #seeyouatthehippo

  •  88  1  25 February, 2020
  • A finished guest room! Time to tackle the next one 🤙🏼
  • A finished guest room! Time to tackle the next one 🤙🏼

  •  39  7  24 February, 2020
  • B. F. William House, ca 1909, Victoria, Texas (© Rick Gardner 1975)  Around 1909 “Williams, a lumberman and builder, built this Neoclassical Revival home that has a symmetrical front facade with a slender, vertical aspect.  Jules C. Leffland was the architect.  There is a one story porch on the south facade.  Williams was also mayor, chief of police, and a legislator for Victoria in the Texas House of Representatives. It is said that there is not a single knot-hole in any of the wood in this structure.  Registered Texas Historic Landmark –1987.” Page 155 from the book “All the Houses Were Painted White.” Still ON SALE 33% off at Amazon (https://amzn.to/2KfyIoQ) 4x5 Sinar standard-TriX pack-probably 90mm-no data-HC110-tray
#iloveoldhouses #mybeautifultexas #historichouses #historicpreservationhomes #oldhouserestoration #texasarchitecture #largeformatphotography  #blackandwhitephotography #oldtexas #historictexas #sheetfilm #4x5photography #largeformatcamera #slowphotography #igworldbnw #tracesoftexas #bwphotography #largeformat #sheetfilm #sinar #filmphotography #slowphotography #igworldbnw #BNW #bnw_lightandshaddow #houseaddict #oldhouselove
  • B. F. William House, ca 1909, Victoria, Texas (© Rick Gardner 1975) Around 1909 “Williams, a lumberman and builder, built this Neoclassical Revival home that has a symmetrical front facade with a slender, vertical aspect. Jules C. Leffland was the architect. There is a one story porch on the south facade. Williams was also mayor, chief of police, and a legislator for Victoria in the Texas House of Representatives. It is said that there is not a single knot-hole in any of the wood in this structure. Registered Texas Historic Landmark –1987.” Page 155 from the book “All the Houses Were Painted White.” Still ON SALE 33% off at Amazon (https://amzn.to/2KfyIoQ) 4x5 Sinar standard-TriX pack-probably 90mm-no data-HC110-tray
    #iloveoldhouses #mybeautifultexas #historichouses #historicpreservationhomes #oldhouserestoration #texasarchitecture #largeformatphotography #blackandwhitephotography #oldtexas #historictexas #sheetfilm #4x5photography #largeformatcamera #slowphotography #igworldbnw #tracesoftexas #bwphotography #largeformat #sheetfilm #sinar #filmphotography #slowphotography #igworldbnw #BNW #bnw_lightandshaddow #houseaddict #oldhouselove

  •  45  0  21 February, 2020
  • “The rubber on a wheel is faster than the rubber on a heel.” - Lightnin’ Hopkins
  • “The rubber on a wheel is faster than the rubber on a heel.” - Lightnin’ Hopkins

  •  6  1  21 February, 2020
  • As a psychic it is my job to bridge the gap between the dead and the living.  Join us and I will give you a taste of what it is like to be dead!
  • As a psychic it is my job to bridge the gap between the dead and the living. Join us and I will give you a taste of what it is like to be dead!

  •  37  2  21 February, 2020
  • De Witt County Courthouse, 1896, Cuero, Texas. (1973 © Rick Gardner) This three-story rusticated sandstone structure has a six-story clock tower.  It was designed in the Romanesque Revival style by architect Arthur O. Watson.  Watson filed for bankruptcy and the project was finished by Eugene T. Heiner.  By the 1950's the slate roof had been replaced with red clay tiles, the interior spaces insensitively altered and much of the Victorian detailing had been removed.  Extensive restoration was completed in 2010, including returning the main courtroom to the original two-stories with a balcony.  The iron stairway railings and decorative interior wood work were recreated from the original drawings.  These pictures 1973.  Consider following Rick’s Big Camera on FaceBook (https://bit.ly/2KPzsPF). 4x5 Sinar standard-TriX pack-90mm-f16-1/30s-K2 (#8) filter-HC110 (detail same, no filter)
#iloveoldhouses #mybeautifultexas #historichouses #historicpreservationhomes #oldhouserestoration #texasarchitecture #largeformatphotography  #blackandwhitephotography #oldtexas #historictexas #sheetfilm #4x5photography #largeformatcamera #slowphotography #igworldbnw #tracesoftexas #bwphotography #largeformat #sheetfilm #sinar #filmphotography #slowphotography #igworldbnw #BNW #bnw_lightandshaddow #houseaddict #oldhouselove #cuero #courthouse #texascourthouses
  • De Witt County Courthouse, 1896, Cuero, Texas. (1973 © Rick Gardner) This three-story rusticated sandstone structure has a six-story clock tower. It was designed in the Romanesque Revival style by architect Arthur O. Watson. Watson filed for bankruptcy and the project was finished by Eugene T. Heiner. By the 1950's the slate roof had been replaced with red clay tiles, the interior spaces insensitively altered and much of the Victorian detailing had been removed. Extensive restoration was completed in 2010, including returning the main courtroom to the original two-stories with a balcony. The iron stairway railings and decorative interior wood work were recreated from the original drawings. These pictures 1973. Consider following Rick’s Big Camera on FaceBook (https://bit.ly/2KPzsPF). 4x5 Sinar standard-TriX pack-90mm-f16-1/30s-K2 ( #8) filter-HC110 (detail same, no filter)
    #iloveoldhouses #mybeautifultexas #historichouses #historicpreservationhomes #oldhouserestoration #texasarchitecture #largeformatphotography #blackandwhitephotography #oldtexas #historictexas #sheetfilm #4x5photography #largeformatcamera #slowphotography #igworldbnw #tracesoftexas #bwphotography #largeformat #sheetfilm #sinar #filmphotography #slowphotography #igworldbnw #BNW #bnw_lightandshaddow #houseaddict #oldhouselove #cuero #courthouse #texascourthouses

  •  41  1  20 February, 2020
  • For this #traveltuesday we recommend a visit to best kept secret in East Texas.  Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Garden was first conceived in the 1950s and the four-mile trail covering 28 acres is a sunny sight to behold in late winter. They plan to open Feb. 22, but call 903-845-5780 or email johnso7670@aol.com for blooming schedule and road conditions
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#centerfortexasstudiestcu #centerfortexasstudies #tcu #tuesday #traveltuesday #texastravels #traveltexas #historictexas #texasstudies #texas #instatravel #texastravelguide #celebratingallthatisdistinctivelytexas #history #texashistory #addrancollege #liberalarts #instatexas #texasinsta #instalike #visittexas #texaspride #lonestarstate #fortworth #education #daffodils #historicgarden
  • For this #traveltuesday we recommend a visit to best kept secret in East Texas. Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Garden was first conceived in the 1950s and the four-mile trail covering 28 acres is a sunny sight to behold in late winter. They plan to open Feb. 22, but call 903-845-5780 or email johnso7670@aol.com for blooming schedule and road conditions
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    #centerfortexasstudiestcu #centerfortexasstudies #tcu #tuesday #traveltuesday #texastravels #traveltexas #historictexas #texasstudies #texas #instatravel #texastravelguide #celebratingallthatisdistinctivelytexas #history #texashistory #addrancollege #liberalarts #instatexas #texasinsta #instalike #visittexas #texaspride #lonestarstate #fortworth #education #daffodils #historicgarden

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  • Edgar Odell Lovett, the first President of Rice (then known as the William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Literature, Science, Art, Philosophy, and Letters), emphasized the need for a large campus with a uniform architectural plan during his first visit to Houston in 1907. After Lovett's selection as president in 1908, the Institute's leadership began searching for a contiguous plot of land up to 300 acres in size on the outskirts of Houston. The existing property in and around Houston bequeathed to the Institute by its late benefactor, William Marsh Rice, was deemed unsuitable for the siting of the university – Rice Ranch, located near present-day Bellaire, was too far from Houston, while a plot of land near Downtown Houston was considered too small. Lovett expressed interest in flat farmland along Main Street north of Brays Bayou. Negotiations by Captain James A. Baker eventually led to a complicated land exchange with local entrepreneur George Hermann (namesake of Hermann Park), who owned 370 acres on both sides of Main Street. Through the deal and subsequent land exchanges, the Rice Institute had acquired 278 acres fronting the west side of Main by 1910. The modern 290-acre campus was not completed, however, until 1921, when a small parcel owned by DuPont was finally acquired.
In 1909, the Board of Trustees selected Ralph Adams Cram's firm, Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson, to design the first five buildings and draft a master plan for the campus. The cornerstone of the Administration Building, now known as Lovett Hall, was laid in 1911. The early construction of the university was funded by the sale of timber interests on a 47,000-acre piece of land in Louisiana owned by the Rice estate. 
In 1910, the campus power plant (now the Mechanical Laboratory) was connected to the regional rail network by a spur line, and Baker successfully negotiated with Harris County and nearby landowners to widen and run a trolley line down Main Street.
#cramandfergusen #cramgoodhueandferguson #riceuniversity #Houston #HoustonTexas #HoustonTx #HistoricTexas
  • Edgar Odell Lovett, the first President of Rice (then known as the William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Literature, Science, Art, Philosophy, and Letters), emphasized the need for a large campus with a uniform architectural plan during his first visit to Houston in 1907. After Lovett's selection as president in 1908, the Institute's leadership began searching for a contiguous plot of land up to 300 acres in size on the outskirts of Houston. The existing property in and around Houston bequeathed to the Institute by its late benefactor, William Marsh Rice, was deemed unsuitable for the siting of the university – Rice Ranch, located near present-day Bellaire, was too far from Houston, while a plot of land near Downtown Houston was considered too small. Lovett expressed interest in flat farmland along Main Street north of Brays Bayou. Negotiations by Captain James A. Baker eventually led to a complicated land exchange with local entrepreneur George Hermann (namesake of Hermann Park), who owned 370 acres on both sides of Main Street. Through the deal and subsequent land exchanges, the Rice Institute had acquired 278 acres fronting the west side of Main by 1910. The modern 290-acre campus was not completed, however, until 1921, when a small parcel owned by DuPont was finally acquired.
    In 1909, the Board of Trustees selected Ralph Adams Cram's firm, Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson, to design the first five buildings and draft a master plan for the campus. The cornerstone of the Administration Building, now known as Lovett Hall, was laid in 1911. The early construction of the university was funded by the sale of timber interests on a 47,000-acre piece of land in Louisiana owned by the Rice estate.
    In 1910, the campus power plant (now the Mechanical Laboratory) was connected to the regional rail network by a spur line, and Baker successfully negotiated with Harris County and nearby landowners to widen and run a trolley line down Main Street.
    #cramandfergusen #cramgoodhueandferguson #riceuniversity #Houston #HoustonTexas #HoustonTx #HistoricTexas

  •  83  0  16 February, 2020
  • Historic downtown Calvert, TX - spectacular #vanishingtexas #streetcorner The town dates to #1868. I tried to find the history of this particular building but had little luck. My guess from the architecture is that it would have been a bank building. It now houses ZZ Old General Store and Café. Any #CalvertTexas #historians out there? I’d like to find out more about this building. Thanks #archi_ologie #deserve2preserve
  • Historic downtown Calvert, TX - spectacular #vanishingtexas #streetcorner The town dates to #1868. I tried to find the history of this particular building but had little luck. My guess from the architecture is that it would have been a bank building. It now houses ZZ Old General Store and Café. Any #CalvertTexas #historians out there? I’d like to find out more about this building. Thanks #archi_ologie #deserve2preserve

  •  158  4  13 February, 2020
  • Curious to learn what Historic Waxahachie is all about? Want a chance to meet other members around town? This is your chance!

Join us THIS SUNDAY from 2-4 PM at our Membership Social! Learn more about HWI, find out about our 2020 projects and events, and meet the new Board of Directors! This come-and-go event is open to members and non-members alike, and light refreshments will be provided.

Where: Waxahachie Police Department Community Room
630 Farley St. Waxahachie, TX

We can't wait to see you there!
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#HWI #historicwaxahachie #waxahachietx #elliscounty #historictexas #waxahachie #waxahachietexas #hachie #preservation #historicpreservation #preservationtexas
  • Curious to learn what Historic Waxahachie is all about? Want a chance to meet other members around town? This is your chance!

    Join us THIS SUNDAY from 2-4 PM at our Membership Social! Learn more about HWI, find out about our 2020 projects and events, and meet the new Board of Directors! This come-and-go event is open to members and non-members alike, and light refreshments will be provided.

    Where: Waxahachie Police Department Community Room
    630 Farley St. Waxahachie, TX

    We can't wait to see you there!
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    #HWI #historicwaxahachie #waxahachietx #elliscounty #historictexas #waxahachie #waxahachietexas #hachie #preservation #historicpreservation #preservationtexas

  •  13  1  13 February, 2020
  • Because tomorrow is Valentines Day, we are throwing it back in our #throwbackthursday post to February 14th, 1882. This day marks the founding of the southwest Texas town of Valentine! The tiny depot was called Valentine by a crew constructing the Southern Pacific Railroad because when they found it, it was Valentine's Day, but also happened to be the name of one of their crew leaders. Happy Thursday y'all!
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  • Because tomorrow is Valentines Day, we are throwing it back in our #throwbackthursday post to February 14th, 1882. This day marks the founding of the southwest Texas town of Valentine! The tiny depot was called Valentine by a crew constructing the Southern Pacific Railroad because when they found it, it was Valentine's Day, but also happened to be the name of one of their crew leaders. Happy Thursday y'all!
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  •  21  1  13 February, 2020
  • Happy #traveltuesday folks! In the spirit of #africanamericanhistorymonth we suggest travelling to the historic Fort Concho in San Angelo, Texas, this month. Fort Concho was the headquarters and home to all four regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers, as well as some very well known Cavalries, like the 9th and the 10th. Buffalo Soldier Heritage day is February 23rd, so make sure to put Fort Concho on your calendar! Have a great Tuesday, y’all!
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#centerfortexasstudiesattcu #centerfortexasstudies #tcu #tuesday #traveltuesday #texastravels #traveltexas #historictexas #texasstudies #texas #instatravel #fortconcho #sanangelo #texastravelguide #celebratingallthatisdistinctivelytexas #history #texashistory #addrancollege #liberalarts #instatexas #texasinsta #instalike #visittexas #texaspride #lonestarstate #fortworth #education
  • Happy #traveltuesday folks! In the spirit of #africanamericanhistorymonth we suggest travelling to the historic Fort Concho in San Angelo, Texas, this month. Fort Concho was the headquarters and home to all four regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers, as well as some very well known Cavalries, like the 9th and the 10th. Buffalo Soldier Heritage day is February 23rd, so make sure to put Fort Concho on your calendar! Have a great Tuesday, y’all!
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  • Boing! Balmorhea State Park.
  • Boing! Balmorhea State Park.

  •  207  14  31 May, 2019
  • The Schuerenberg House. 
Brenham, TX. 
Local blacksmith and hardware merchant Frederick William Schuerenberg, II, and his wife, Bertha Reichardt, lived in this house with their family. Built in 1895 by local contractor Alex Griffin, the house is an excellent example of the Queen Anne style. Hallmark features include a 7-bay wraparound porch, decorative wood detailing, and a turret. The house remained in the family until 1993. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1996
  • The Schuerenberg House.
    Brenham, TX.
    Local blacksmith and hardware merchant Frederick William Schuerenberg, II, and his wife, Bertha Reichardt, lived in this house with their family. Built in 1895 by local contractor Alex Griffin, the house is an excellent example of the Queen Anne style. Hallmark features include a 7-bay wraparound porch, decorative wood detailing, and a turret. The house remained in the family until 1993. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1996

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  • collected ( hoarded ) nautical art for a solid year to make this gallery wall at the Carr Mansion.  I’m sad the hunt is over but pleased with the result 💛 ( photo by @maggiekloss )
  • collected ( hoarded ) nautical art for a solid year to make this gallery wall at the Carr Mansion. I’m sad the hunt is over but pleased with the result 💛 ( photo by @maggiekloss )

  •  217  13  14 May, 2018
  • this settee and painting were an impulse purchase from my excursion to Round Top last fall.  Such a good happy accident when they landed together in this bedroom at the @carrmansion 📸 by @maggiekloss
  • this settee and painting were an impulse purchase from my excursion to Round Top last fall. Such a good happy accident when they landed together in this bedroom at the @carrmansion 📸 by @maggiekloss

  •  176  9  1 June, 2018
  • Welcome to my home !! not. 🤓 ( but it sure feels like home lately. Just minus my fam and plus thousands of sq. Ft. and couple of centuries) #carrmansion ( pic by @laurensmithford )
  • Welcome to my home !! not. 🤓 ( but it sure feels like home lately. Just minus my fam and plus thousands of sq. Ft. and couple of centuries) #carrmansion ( pic by @laurensmithford )

  •  298  35  5 June, 2018