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 »

Falls County Courthouse

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Falls County Courthouse Marlin (Falls County) Designed by architect Arthur E. Thomas and built in 1938 in the iconic Art Moderne Style, the Falls County Courthouse boasts details such as stonework featuring stylized eagles, symmetrical organically-derived ornament on the spandrels, and geometric motifs on some pilasters. A three-story central tower accentuates its symmetrical façade, and... More »

Rio Vista Farm

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Rio Vista Farm Socorro (El Paso County) Established in 1915 as El Paso’s second poor farm, Rio Vista Farm flourished through the Great Depression in 1929 and began hosting an array of public welfare programs shortly afterward. It served as a temporary base for a Civilian Conservation Corps unit in 1936 and as the reception... More »

Laguna Hotel

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Laguna Hotel Cisco (Eastland County) Cisco, Texas prospered in the 1920s in part due to its proximity to the Ranger Field, where an important discovery was made at McCleskey Well No. 1 on October 21, 1917.  As a commercial center and market town with an important railroad link for the transportation of supplies to the... More »

Historic Resources of Dickens County

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Historic Resources of Dickens County Dickens and Spur (Dickens County) Dickens County, named for a soldier at the Alamo, was formed in 1876. Located about fifty miles east of Lubbock on the Llano Estacado, the early economy of Dickens County centered on ranching and agriculture. Settlement increased after the arrival of the railroad in 1909... More »

Mount Vernon A.M.E. Church

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Mount Vernon A.M.E. Church Palestine (Anderson County) Organized as a church and school by freedmen in the early 1870s, Mount Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church is the third oldest congregation of its kind in Texas. The present structure, completed in 1921, is a prime example of Gothic Revival architecture. It has been listed on the... More »