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Piano Bridge – SAVED!

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Piano Bridge - SAVED! Piano Bridge Rd, Schulenburg, TX 78956 Erected in 1885, the Piano Bridge was named for the twanging sound that was made when crossing the bridge. The bridge spans the Navidad River and connects the communities of High Hill and Dubina, Texas’ first Czech community. The connection established an economic and social... More »

Olivewood Cemetery

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Olivewood Cemetery 1300 Court St, Houston, TX 77007 **Olivewood Cemetery has been included on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list for 2022.** Olivewood Cemetery is filled with many rich, diverse cultural and religious traditions and is considered the final resting place of some of Houston’s prominent African Americans. The… More »

Mulkey Theatre – SAVED!

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Mulkey Theatre - SAVED! 108 South Kearney Street, Clarendon (Donley County) The Mulkey Theatre first opened its doors on February 13, 1946 and for the next four decades remained an important cultural center for the city and surrounding area of Clarendon. The Mulkey Theatre is a 1946 Streamline Modern Style building and is located between two... More »

Lubbock Post Office and Federal Building

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Lubbock Post Office and Federal Building 800 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401 The Lubbock Post Office and Federal Building is an elegant symbol of the federal government on the Texas’ South Plains. The building was completed in 1932 after years of politicking and struggles with the federal government to obtain a new post office due a... More »

Lodge Building – SAVED!

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Lodge Building 441 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Waxahachie, TX 75165 Built in 1926 by the Unity Lodge No. 37 of the Colored Knights of Pythias, the lodge building is one of the few instit utional structures remaining in East Waxah achie in what was a thriving African American commercial district. The lodge building... More »

Duval County Courthouse

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Duval County Courthouse 400 E Gravis Ave, San Diego, TX 78384 Since 1916, the Duval County Courthouse has served as the seat of government for thecounty. The courthouse was designed by Sanguinet, Staats, & Gottlieb , a successful and influential architecture firm in Texas. The Duval County Courthouse is falling apart despite its use for... More »

Noah Cox House

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Noah Cox House 101 Main, Roma, Starr County The Noah Cox house, a stately two-story masonry residence, sits vacant on the plaza within the City of Roma’s National Historic Landmark District. The property’s fort-like architecture features represent the perils of early border settlement and the blend of Mexican, Spanish and Anglo-American architectural traditions which illustrate... More »

Blas Herrera Ranch

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Blas Herrera Ranch San Antonio, Bexar County The Blas Herrera Ranch is a rich example of the agricultural heritage that is endangered of being lost in Central Texas and across the state. Originally 800 acres, the Blas Herrera Ranch has been in the Ruiz-Herrera family since the late 18th century. The ranch currently encompasses 30... More »

Swenson Swimming Pool and Bathhouse

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Swenson Swimming Pool and Bathhouse Swenson Park Road, Spur, TX 79370 In 1936, Erick P. Swenson of Spur Ranch donated land to the City of Spur for the purpose of a park. As the county was experiencing devastating loss due to the Depression and the drought, the City and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) partnered... More »

San Jacinto Battleground

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San Jacinto Battleground 3523 Independence Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571 In 1836, the Battle of San Jacinto was the decisive engagement where Texas’ independence was won. Today, the landscape of this important landmark of Texas history is largely under the state’s stewardship, but other parts of the battleground, outside of state ownership, remain unprotected. In... More »