Terrell, TX – 04/22/17

We drove up to Terrell in Kaufman County to do the walk. Last time we’d walked here was in 2000, so I was looking forward to walking it again.

The walk start was in the 1904 Carnegie Library Building, which served the City of Terrell until the mid 1980s when a new library building was constructed.

Interesting sundial on the Carnegie lawn.

Picture of the 1887 Kaufman County Courthouse – demolished in 1955.

Carol registering to walk.

Debra working walk start.

A display in the museum.

Victorian Gothic church was completed in 1907.

Ed passing the side of the same church.

Beautiful Queen Anne home is in excellent condition.

St. John the Apostle Catholic Church

Inside the Church

One of the many stained glassed windows in the church.

We strayed from the walk route to see the Sear’s House. So a couple of these houses weren’t on the walk route.

Allen House – Tudor Revival 1928

The Sears house was built in 1910 from a kit purchased through the Sears, Roebuck & Co.

Back on the walk route again.

Matthew Cartwright House – Greek Revival Second Empire Italianate home

Midget’s House – Victorian style servant’s quarters on the grounds of the Dr. L.E. Griffith Homeplace.

Dr. L.E. Griffith Homeplace – Built between 1853 & 1873 is a plantation style cottage.

F.M. Rake House

McClung House – 1893

H.H. Hickok House was built in the 1870s

Bryne House-Servants House

Jarvis Rutledge House

Jim Bass House – 1883

First United Methodist Church circa 1900

Lone Star Flag mural on the side of Lone Star Machinery Company.

Colonel Green and His 1899 Automobile scaring horses.

Vintage Iris Movie Theater from 1925 is now a book store.

A mural giving a nod to Terrell’s link to the United Kingdom during World War II

Bi-Plane Mural – honoring the flight training school that was established here in 1941 to train British flyers.

Passed a sign advertising the Heritage Jubilee.  We plan to visit it after we finish the walk.

Lyric Theatre 1914-1957. It is now a stationary/office supply store.

“Temple Style” Classical Revival bank building sits vacant.

Small part of a mural remembering the 1915 visit of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show .

Buffalo Bill’s show was part of the Sells Floto Circus.

Terrell Times Star Building – vacant and for sale. I think this decoration is called frieze art.

1914 – City Hall now a Senior Center

Fire Station No. 1 Bell – Rumsey Mfg Co. of St. Louis, Mo – 1884

As we approached the finish I spotted another mural – so I wandered over to take a look.

Oscar Branch Colquitt, a former Texas senator and governor whose home once occupied this site. There is a healthcare center here today, which the mural now adorns.

Across the street was the Masonic Lodge – Artesia Lodge No. 406, A.F. & A.M.

After getting our books stamped we wanted to check out a few more things. These were probably on the 10K walk route.

Built in 1911, the Texas & Pacific Railroad  Depot was active until 1977.

Movie Posters in the alley on the rear of the old Iris Theatre.

A mural honoring the Terrell Volunteer Fire Department.

Located on the campus of Southwestern Christian College this octagonal home built by Robert A. Terrell is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.

We finally made it over to the park to check out the festival.

Nice old trucks.

Police patrolling the car show (and taking pictures).

Caddy Convertibles

Pullman Car circa 1890 . Made for Morgan’s Louisiana and Texas R.R. It is being restored. It was open for tours during the Heritage Festival.

War Memorial with the names of Terrell people who died defending our country.

Octagon Gazebo with picnic tables.

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