Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday's Fences...Small Texas Town


A beautiful black iron fence, behind the Christmas garland, surrounds another small Texas town courthouse.

The 170' tall Courthouse, built in 1897, is constructed of brown sandstone and grey stone from Texas. It is written in a brochure, that the stone was shipped in by rail car as large boulders. They were cut on site by the local farmers and other laborers.










Beautiful Romanesque arches frame the entrance doors on all four sides of the building.












The clock tower, with 2-story high windows, can be seen for miles away.


It is easy to see the community, population around 2,300, takes the decorating of the Town Square very seriously.....

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While not forgetting the real meaning of Christmas.

Meggie Mac


I'm joining in with Jan and Jer's Friday Fences.

20 comments:

  1. great architecture ... so decorative for the Christmas season. nice!! ( :

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    1. Hello Beth....I often wonder at how the people accomplished such grand feats like this courthouse. I guess they had a dream....and followed through with it.

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    1. Hello Tanya...there are so many more in Texas! Thanks for becoming my 90th follower....

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  3. What beautiful building...similar to the government building (Queens Park) in Toronto.
    Jane x

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    1. Hi Jane...I find courthouses very interesting, and we have our share of beautiful ones in Texas.

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  4. That is a beautiful courthouse... and all dressed up for Christmas. Perfect.

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    1. I must go back in the evening to photograph it with all the lights on...

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  5. Gorgeous building n so pretty decorated for the Holiday!

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    1. Hi Jan....I'm thinking it took a great deal of time hang that many lights. I agree, it is a beautiful building.

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  6. Beautiful courthouse! There's no place like a small Texas town-we have just moved to one and we love it! It's not the county seat, so there's no courthouse, but they decorate the town square very similarly.

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    1. Hi Jan....I'm in total agreement with you.

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  7. what a beautiful building and I love when I see the nativity out and especially that large of one!
    take care and have a lovely weekend! Heidi

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    1. Hello Heidi....Isn't it wonderful that the town remembers what we are celebrating at Christmas!

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  8. Really love that first shot...

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  9. Meggie, The courthouse is beautiful and I'm so impressed with the decorations including the nativity on the courthouse lawn! Joyous Wishes, Linda

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  10. Oh, so pretty! I love to see the courthouse and square decorated for Christmas!

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  11. The Courthouse is gorgeous and I love the way they decorated the fence!

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  12. I love the simple elegance of this town's decorating...while keeping the meaning of Christmas, XOXO

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  13. The decorating looks lovely. It's good to see the nativity (I've learned a new english word), sometimes we tend to forget what Christmas is about. The courthouse is impressing. Groetjes Gerda

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