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1924 Democratic Primary Polling Place

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1924 Democratic Primary Polling Place / East El Paso Fire Station (No. 5) 2317 Texas Avenue, El Paso, El Paso County On July 26, 1924, Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon (1883-1966) was denied the right to vote in the Texas Democratic primary because he was black.  He attempted to cast his vote at the East El Paso… More »

Fort Brown Earthworks

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Fort Brown Earthworks Brownsville, Cameron County The original Fort Brown Earthworks, completed in 1846, are the remains of the only such fort in the United States built for the U.S.-Mexican War. Fort Brown was later expanded nearby and subsequently played a role in the Civil War, as a training ground during the Spanish-American War and… More »

Wayside Church at Trezevant Hill

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Wayside Church at Trezevant Hill Fort Worth, Tarrant County The Wayside Church is the last remaining building representing the early African American community known as Trezevant Hill. The church was the site of the pioneering and historic African American radio and television ministry of Bishop R.E. Ranger from the 1930s through the 1950s. Bishop Ranger... More »

Woolworth Building

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Woolworth Building San Antonio, Bexar County Sites associated with recent history are also at risk. Consider the lunch counter sit-in movement that began 56 years ago in 1960 and represented the earliest attempt to use direct action, rather than litigation, to provide desegregation of public accommodations for all people. Yet, today, the success of these... More »

Confluence Theatre at HemisFair

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Confluence Theatre at HemisFair San Antonio, Bexar County Preservation is about the future, and as preservationists we make choices about the historic sites and structures that we want to steward in the years to come. It is difficult for many to understand the importance of recognizing places from our recent past, particularly when personal taste... More »

Great National Life Insurance Building

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Great National Life Insurance Building Dallas, Dallas County Originally home to the Great National Life Insurance Company this office building, completed in 1963, is an outstanding example of the 1960’s garden style office complexes which sprang up around Dallas. Designed by Grayson Gill, it has a unique projecting screen of diamond shaped panels giving the... More »

Harrison County Airport Terminal

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Harrison County Airport Terminal Near Marshall, Harrison County The Harrison County Airport Terminal was completed in 1953 and has been determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places by the Texas Historical Commission.  The multi-story structure was designed by Shreveport-based architect Joseph P. Schierer (1912-1999), and displays cleanly articulated brick and rusticated... More »

Linden Firehouse

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Linden Firehouse Linden, Cass County No growing community was safe without a fire station, and the rehabilitation of the practical structures can offer some of the best examples of adaptive use. While many historic buildings have been lost to fire, many more have been saved through the valiant efforts of firefighters. That we are able… More »

Old Lubbock County Jail

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Old Lubbock County Jail Lubbock, Lubbock County The lands of the High plains have been inhabited for thousands of years by tribes and herds, crossed in 1540 by the Spanish explorer, Captain Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, who searched for Golden city of Quivira, and then settled by Euro-American immigrants in the late 1800s. Lubbock County... More »