1985 photograph from the NRHP nomination form From its opening in 1904 to its closing in 1975, the Carnegie Library was a cultural and educational center for the small, central Texas community of Belton. However, its days of serving the community were not over when the library relocated to a new building. The Bell County … Continue reading Thursday: Then & Now
Category: Historic Place
Memorial Day 2021:Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
As a small child I lived on Clark AFB, Philippine Islands. Outside the base there was a large field with rows and rows of small white crosses. World War II was still very much on my parents' minds and I remember my Mother very awkwardly trying to explain to me what the crosses represented. Many … Continue reading Memorial Day 2021:Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
This 1920's theater is still serving the community today as a live performance theater. It's also listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a part of the Caldwell Courthouse Historic District. Click here to read more about it's long history.
These intriguing stairs are part of Mission Concepcion, one of 5 missions that comprise the San Antonio Missions Historical Park. Read more on Doorway Into the Past...
The mystery building finale
Several posts back I shared about finding the not a mystery anymore building. After a little research I discovered this building has an interesting history and put a post on Doorway Into the Past. WordPress won't let me insert the link, so here it is to cut and paste! http://doorwayintothepast.blogspot.com/2016/10/hinds-county-armory.html
The not a mystery anymore building
Bentley and I have been enjoying a few days in Jackson MS at the wonderful dog show they host each September. Or rather I should say that I have ben enjoying this time as Bentley would just as soon be home sleeping on the sofa! I had planned several outings, but other than one cemetery … Continue reading The not a mystery anymore building
Patti Welder Middle School
After we finished with a dog show in Victoria, Texas a few weeks ago Bentley and I headed out to do some exploring. I honestly think he knows the word "explore" because after we got in the car to leave the show I looked at him and said, "let's go exploring" he perked up and … Continue reading Patti Welder Middle School
The Goddess and the Lady
What do the Goddess of Liberty and Lady Justice have in common other than they each overlook their respective kingdoms? Well, they share many common things with one exception. Let me introduce you to these two lovely ladies. The Goddess of Liberty sits high atop the Texas State Capitol surveying the busy city of Austin … Continue reading The Goddess and the Lady
Navarro County Courthouse
Click here to go to Doorway Into the Past to read about the 1905 Navarro County Courthouse in Corsicana, Texas. Stay tuned for an interesting story about the Lady of Justice that adorns the front of the building!
After a week of wandering around, looking at this and that, impulsively travelling here and there, and immensely enjoying myself I have returned home. It has been a good week, and truthfully, I would like for it to have continued. I had good intentions of doing daily reports like I usually do when I travel, but … Continue reading Vagabond Week