Union Missionary Baptist Church – SAVED!

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Union Missionary Baptist Church SAVED! 520 Houston St, Jefferson, TX 75657 The Union Missionary Baptist Church sits on Houston Street in historic Jefferson, the location of a church since 1842. The first structure was erected on the site in 1847 and the formal congregation of the Union Missionary Baptist Church was established in 1868. The... More »

Spettel Riverside House

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Spettel Riverside House 215 Spettle Rd, Lakehills, TX 78063 Before 1881, John Spettel, Jr. built a two-story house, featuring elaborate ornamentation and wrap around porches on the east bank of the Medina River. Spettel was a successful cattleman and built the house for his bride south of Mitchell’s crossing on the Medina River. Drovers herding... More »

Ritz Theatre

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Ritz Theatre 715 N Chaparral St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401 Since its opening in 1929, the Ritz Theatre has been a rich source of culture, music, and entertainment for Corpus Christi. During its 57 years of operation, the Ritz transformed from a first-rate vaudeville house and movie theatre, into a rock-concert venue, and, later, reemerged... More »

William Pfluger House

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William Pfluger House 1512 E Pflugerville Pkwy, Pflugerville, TX 78660 Surrounded on all four sides by encroaching suburban development, the 1875 William Pfluger House was the home to five generations of the family. William Pfluger, a German immigrant and one of the founding fathers of the city of Pflugerville, was a rancher, banker, and cotton... More »

Panhandle Inn

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Panhandle Inn 301 Main St, Panhandle, TX 79068 During the 1920s and 1930s, Panhandle was home to the second largest shipping yard in the United States, second to Chicago. In 1924, Panhandle’s business leaders formed a committee to build a hotel intended to become “Panhandle’s Meeting Place” and indeed it did. Designed by Amarillo architect... More »

Kyle Calaboose

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Kyle Calaboose San Marcos (Hays County) This structure was originally constructed in 1885 for use as the Kyle city jail.  The small wooden structure contains a jail cell that was removed from the original 1873 Hays County Jail in San Marcos and donated to the newly developed town of Kyle by the Hays County Commissioners… More »

Magnolia Hotel – SAVED!

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Magnolia Hotel - SAVED! 203 S Crockett St, Seguin (Guadalupe County) Established in 1838 and considered one of Texas’ oldest cities, Seguin was once home to as many as 90 limecrete buildings, an innovated construction method that used local gravel. The Magnolia Hotel is one of about 20 of these early concrete buildings to survive.... More »

Lewis Railroad Hotel – SAVED

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Lewis Railroad Hotel - SAVED 500 W Columbia St, San Augustine, TX 75972 The Lewis Railroad Hotel served African American railroad workers in the early 20th century as a boarding house after the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company extended its tracks through San Augustine. The circa 1870 building is one of the few... More »

Kaufman County Poor Farm

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Kaufman County Poor Farm Texas Highway 34 and FM 1388, Kaufman, Kaufman County In 1869, the State of Texas directed the responsibility for the care of its poor residents to the counties. Many county governments created poor farms where the residents could live and work to support themselves. Today, efforts by historians and genealogists have… More »