Category Archives: Classical Revival

Brownsville TN former Carnegie Library

    The one-story Classical Revival former Carnegie Library was funded “under the usual conditions” by Andrew Carnegie after “Mayor John O. Bonner [sic] has been untiring in his efforts to secure the donation from Mr. Carnegie.  He conceived the … Continue reading

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Palo Pinto County Courthouse

Texas has some of the most imposing courthouses, and overall, have done a nice job of protecting them thanks to the Texas Historical Commission’s “nationally recognized and award-winning Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.”  Thus far, 67 full restorations have been … Continue reading

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Mount Vernon: Franklin County Courthouse

As promised back in June, the visit to the Franklin County courthouse in Mt. Vernon, Texas has finally seen the light of day!  The Classical Revival style courthouse was designed in 1912 by Dallas architect L. L. Thurman, and constructed … Continue reading

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The Rialto Theatre

El Dorado’s Rialto Theatre in its second reincarnation was designed by the local firm of Kolben, Hunter, and Boyd (arkansas.com).  This Classical Revival style, red brick and decorative stone theatre was constructed to provide “expanded cultural opportunities” for El Dorado … Continue reading

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Union County Courthouse: El Dorado

Yes, that’s right, we are still in El Dorado, Arkansas, where I plan to spend my next 4-day weekend.  Not only is there a lot to see there (and I confess, I am more into seeing than doing at the … Continue reading

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El Dorado Municipal Building

I chanced on this “Classical Revival/Modern Movement” (National Register of Historic Places) Art Deco style building (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program) building in the El Dorado Commercial Historic District quite by accident, even though I was driving directly to the street … Continue reading

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Chickasaw County Courthouse: Houston

Chickasaw County is one of ten counties in Mississippi with dual county seats.  The Classical Revival courthouse designed by architect R. H. Hunt & Company was built in 1909 (MDAH/HRI).  Hunt designed a large number of churches, higher education buildings, … Continue reading

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