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El Segundo Barrio

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El Segundo Barrio El Paso, El Paso County The rich history of our border communities is expressed through architectural forms that pre-date the coming of the railroads in the 1880s. Places like El Paso and Laredo were transformed by the availability of pre-cut lumber, cast iron, and decorative building materials that were widely available once... More »

El Azteca Neighborhood

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El Azteca Neighborhood Laredo, Webb County El Azteca is one of the oldest and most intact residential neighborhoods in Laredo, Texas, with buildings dating from the 1870s representing nearly every major architectural type and style apparent on the border since that time. Throughout the early and mid-20th century El Azteca was a thriving community of... More »

English-German School – SAVED

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English-German School – SAVED! Cuero, DeWitt County The English-German School Association constructed this school in Cuero, the DeWitt county seat, in 1877. Organized on February 29, 1876, the Association issued $5.00 stock certificates to raise $5,000 to build and operate what is thought to be the oldest school in Cuero.  The Association purchased a lot… More »

Cavitt Log Cabin

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Cavitt Log Cabin Wheelock, Robertson County This year, we include rural farmsteads, log tabernacles an cabins and county schools on our list. These pioneer building types represent vernacular architectural forms and uses that define our rural landscapes. These building types are often taken for granted, if noticed at all. They are often invisible from the... More »

Old Settlers and Veterans Association Tabernacle

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Old Settlers and Veterans Association Tabernacle Tomlinson Hill, Falls County Historic wooden tabernacles were constructed in the late 19th and early 20th century in Texas for a variety of purposes, including religious gatherings, veterans reunions, burials and other community events.  Principally located in north, central and east Texas, these modest timber structures are usually open to... More »

Polley House

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Polley House Near Sutherland Springs, Wilson County This year, we include rural farmsteads, log tabernacles an cabins and county schools on our list. These pioneer building types represent vernacular architectural forms and uses that define our rural landscapes. These building types are often taken for granted, if noticed at all. They are often invisible from... More »

Collinwood House

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Collinwood House Plano, Collin County Built in the 1860s, the Collinwood House is thought to be the oldest house in Plano.  The house was built by brothers J.K. and C.M. Fox and is an excellent example of a rural farmstead in an area that has been surrounded by suburban development.  As such, its preservation in... More »

Texas & Pacific Warehouse

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Texas & Pacific Warehouse Fort Worth (Tarrant County) The Texas & Pacific Warehouse was constructed in 1931 as a part of a three building complex along Fort Worth’s Front Street, renamed Lancaster Avenue for Texas & Pacific Railway’s President, John Lancaster. In addition to the warehouse, the complex includes the Texas & Pacific Railway Terminal... More »

Historic Structures in Municipal Parks

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Historic Structures in Municipal Parks Statewide Throughout Texas, municipal-owned parks provide a setting for both active and passive recreation and an oasis of green in an increasingly populous state.  Often situated near bodies of water or on former agricultural properties, park-usage often follows a long period of private uses which resulted in the construction of houses,... More »

Addie L. & A.T. Odom Homestead

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Addie L. & A.T. Odom Homestead Burkeville (Newton County) The Odom Homestead was built in 1922 by A.T. Odom, a carpenter, building contractor, farmer, teacher and community leader. He built numerous structures including homes, churches, and courthouses and taught young men working for the Civilian Conservation Corps. His wife, Addie, mentored community women, ran the... More »