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Old Llano County (Red Top) Jail

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Old Llano County (Red Top) Jail 400 Oatman St, Llano, TX 78643 The Old Llano County Jail was constructed in 1895 and is affectionately known as “Red Top.” Inmates often referred to their incarceration as “staying over at the Red Top.” The four-story granite jail was built by the J. Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing... More »

Downtown Austin’s Historic Assets

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Downtown Austin’s Historic Assets Bounded by Interstate 35 to Lamar, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Lady Bird Lake, Travis County Increased population and falling tax revenues challenge Texas’ urban areas, adding a layer of difficulty to the task of preserving any community’s cultural heritage. The Central Texas economy has experienced a boom in recent… More »

Herff Farm – SAVED!

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Herff Farm 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX 78006 In Central Texas, large farmsteads are threatened by encroaching development and a lack of family members able to carry on the tradition. Located near Boerne, the Herff Farm is an excellent example of the original farmsteads that were founded in the Texas Hill Country by German immigrants.... More »

Brazos Drive-In Theatre

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Brazos Drive-In Theatre 1800 W Pearl St, Granbury, TX 76048 Known as “Texas’ Finest Small-Town Drive-In Theatre,” the Brazos Drive-in opened in 1952 on U.S. Highway 377, which at that time, was the edge of Granbury. Constructed with local materials by businessmen to lure people into town, the drive-in was one of the few entertainment... More »

Austin Woman’s Club

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Austin Woman’s Club 708 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78701 The Austin Woman’s Club, designed by San Antonio architect Alfred Giles (1853-1920) in 1874, was constructed as a two-story plus basement residence known as Bellevue Place. It's also known as the North-Evans Chateau or Chateau Bellevue. The residence was built on the bluff of Shoal... More »

Texas Governor’s Mansion – SAVED!

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Texas Governor’s Mansion 1010 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701 As the fourth-oldest continuously occupied governor's residence in the United States, the Texas Governor's Mansion has been the offical home of each of the forty Texas governors since 1856. Constructed by master builder Abner Cook , the Mansion is a fine example of the Greek Revival... More »

Strand/Mechanic Historic Landmark District

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Strand / Mechanic National Historic Landmark District Strand and Ship’s Mechanic Row between 20th and 26th Streets, Galveston, TX Galveston Island is a city known for its wealth of nineteenth and twentieth-century architecture. The Strand/Mechanic Historic District is among the island’s most significant collection of architecture, with more than 45 buildings in 12 blocks of... More »

Socorro Mission Rectory

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Socorro Mission Rectory 328 S Nevarez Rd, El Paso, TX 79927 The Socorro Mission, Nuestra Senora de Limpia Concepcion de Los Piros de Socorro del Sur (Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception of the Piros of Socorro of the South), was established in the late seventeenth century by Spanish missionaries in attempt to Christianize the... More »

Scenic Loop-Boerne Stage Corridor

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Scenic Loop-Boerne Stage Corridor From the south at Highway 16 in Helotes, to Boerne Stage Road; continues north as Boerne Stage Road to Balcones Creek at the Kendall County Line Located at the base of the Hill Country, Scenic Loop Road is a winding byway that was created as a scenic touring route for San... More »

Judge J.N. Campbell House

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Judge J.N. Campbell House 433 S Center St, Longview, TX 75601 The Judge J.N. Campbell house was completed in 1872 and was bought by J.N. Campbell, the first Gregg County judge around 1895. The home was originally constructed in the Queen Anne style but was renovated in the early 1900s in the Neoclassical style. Longview... More »