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  Texas
Milam County Texas War Memorial
Courthouse Lawn
Cameron Texas
Phone
Web Site 
www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/2670/
Description  Monument to local men who died in 20th century wars.  Active project to document their lives at web site
Type of Resource  Historic Place
Primary Focus  Military
Era  20th

 

 

  TX

  Austin

  Capitol Complex Visitors Center

  112 East 11th St

  PO Box 13286

  Austin            TX           78711    

  Phone   512 305-8400

  Web Site  http://www.tspb.state.tx.us/CVC/home/home.html

  E-mail  mailto:cvc.cvc@tspb.state.tx.us

  Alt Web  www.tspb.state.tx.us/

  Description  located in restored stone office building

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Building Type   Capitol

  Nature of Group or Site  Government

  Era  1856

  New or Updated:             8/18/2005

  TX
 
Austin
 
Friends of the Governors Mansion
  1010 Colorado
 
Austin   TX      78701    
 
Phone   512 463-5516
 
Web Site  http://www.txfgm.org/
 
Description  home to Texas governors since 1856
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Building Type   Governors Mansion
 
Nature of Group or Site  Government
 
Collection A-F Furniture
 
Collection N-Z  Portraits
 
Era  1856
 
New or Updated:   4/30/2004

  TX

  Austin

  Texas Capitol

  201 E 14th St

  Austin             TX

  Phone   512 463-0063

  Web Site  http://www.tspb.state.tx.us/spb/capitol/texcap.htm

  Description  part of Capitol Complex with Capitol Visitors Center, Capitol Extension, and Bob

                    Bullock Texas State History Museum

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Building

  Building Type   Capitol

  Owner/Operator:  Texas State Preservation Board

  New or Updated:           10/30/2005
 

  TX

  Austin

  Texas Governor's Mansion

  1010 Colorado

  Austin   TX           78701    

  Phone   512 463-5516

  Web Site  http://www.txfgm.org/

  Description  where Texas Governors have lived since before the Civil War

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Building Type   Governors Mansion

  Nature of Group or Site  Government

  Era  1856

  New or Updated:           11/30/2005

 

  TX

  Austin

  Texas State Cemetery

  909 Navasota St

  Austin       TX           78702    

  Phone   512 463-0605

  Web Site  http://www.cemetery.state.tx.us/

  E-mail  mailto:StateCemetery@tbpc.state.tx.us

  Description  "Lone Star State's version of Arlington National Cemetery" , burial site for many

                    important Texans since 1851

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Famous People

  Building Type   Funerary

  New or Updated:         12/28/2005

 

 
    TX
 
Bonham
 
Fort Inglish Village
 
Highway 56
 
Bonham  TX  75418 
 
Phone   903 583-3943
 
Web Site  http://www.bonhamchamber.com/fort_inglish.htm
 
Description  replica of early fort built for settler's protection
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Building
 
Building Type   Fort
 
Era  1837-1843
 
Owner/Operator:  Fort English Society
 
New or Updated:   5/24/2004

Texas
Burton
Burton Cotton Gin & Museum
307 North Main Street
Burton TX  77835
Phone  979 289-5218
Web Site
Description
Type of Resource 
Historic Place
Primary Focus  Agricultural

 TX
 
Castroville
 
Landmark Inn SHP
 
402 Florence Street
 
Castroville   TX   78009    
 
Phone   830 931-2133
 
Web Site  http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/landmark/
 
E-mail  lmishp1849@cs.com
 
Description  10 rooms to stay in, museum on site
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Building
 
Building Type   Hotel/Inn
 
Group Identity   Alsatian
 
New or Updated: 5/26/2004

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Dallas
Hall of State
3939 Grand Avenue
Dallas TX  75210
Phone  214 421-4500
Web Site
Type of Resource 
Historic Place
Description

  TX
 
Fort Stockton
 
Historic Fort Stockton
 
300 East 3rd St
 
Fort Stockton   TX     79735
  Phone   915 336-2400
 
Web Site  http://www.ci.fort-stockton.tx.us/fort.html
 
Description  Officer's Row, Guardhouse, Enlisted Men Barracks
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Military
 
Building Type   Fort
 
Group Identity   African American
 
Era  1867-1886
 
Owner/Operator:  Fort Stockton Historical Society
 
New or Updated:  7/1/2004

  TX
 
Grand Saline
 
Salt Palace, The
 
100 West Garland Ave
 
Grand Saline   TX   75140 
  Phone   903 962-5631
 
Web Site  http://www.grandsaline.com/edb/salt01.htm
 
Description  building made out of rock salt holds history of salt mining industry, local history
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Building
 
Industry /Profession Mining
 
New or Updated:    5/15/2004

 

  TX

  Huntsville

  Huntsville Texas Prison Museum

  491 Hwy 75 N

  Huntsville   TX  77320    

  Phone   936 295-2155

  Web Site  http://www.txprisonmuseum.org/

  E-mail  mailto:tpmuseum@sbcglobal.net

  Description  exhibits on how convicts occupy themselves , confiscated weapons, jail

                    cells, electric chair

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Building Type   Prison

  Industry /Profession Law Enforcement

  New or Updated:  7/29/2004

 

  TX

  La Grange

  Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery SHP

  414 St Loop 92

  La Grange   TX   78945    

  Phone   979 968-5658

  Web Site  http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/monument/monument.htm

  E-mail  mailto:monument.hill@tpwd.state.tx.us

  Description  remains of two groups of Texans killed in 1840's conflicts with Mexico, home

                    & ruins of early brewery

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  New or Updated:   8/2/2004
 

  TX

  Marshall

  Texas & Pacific Railway Museum

  80 N Washington

  PO Box 520

  Marshall  TX   75671    

  Phone   903 938-9495

  Web Site  http://www.marshalldepot.org/

  Toll Free  800 513-495

  E-mail  mailto:info@marshalldepot.org

  Description  restored depot serves Amtrak on the first floor, holds railroad museum on the second

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Building Type   Depot

  Collection G-M  Model Railroad

  Research /Reading  Library

  Era  1912

  New or Updated:       11/13/2005

  TX
 
Mission
 
Los Ebanos Ferry
 
Address
 
Mission TX
 
Phone
 
Web Site  http://www.mission.lib.tx.us/chamber/eba.html
 
Description  only licensed hand-drawn ferry on the Rio Grande, used as a crossing since                     Spanish days
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Building Type   Ferry
 
New or Updated:    5/15/2004

  Texas
Newton
Powell Hotel - WH Ford Male/Female College Museum
Rusk Street
Newton TX
Phone  409 379-2109
Web Site  http://www.jas.net/~newton/
Description  original school later used as a hotel, open limited hours or by appointment, still being developed
Type of Resource  Historic Place
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Schoolhouse

  TX
 
Port Isabel
 
Port Isabel Lighthouse SHS
 
421 East Queen Isabella Blvd
 
Port Isabel   TX    78578
 
Phone   956 943-2262
 
Web Site  http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/portisab/
 
Toll Free  800 527-6102
 
Description  visitor center, 1852 lighthouse
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
Building Type   Lighthouse
 
New or Updated:   5/15/2004

 

  TX

  Richmond

  George Ranch Historical Park

  10215 FM 762

  Richmond  TX  77469    

  Phone   281 343-0218

  Web Site  http://www.georgeranch.org/

  Alt Web  http://www.thegeorgefoundation.org/thegeorg.htm

  Description  restored ranch home, Guy Lodge Hall, Driving Hall, living history activities,

                    agricultural research

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Building Type   Ranch

  Kind of Activity  Living History

  Research /Reading  Library

  Owner/Operator:  George Foundation

  New or Updated: 9/15/2004

Texas
San Antonio
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
6701 San Josť Drive
San Antonio TX
Phone
210 932-1001
Web Site www.nps.gov/saan/
Description 819 acres in the city with four Spanish Colonial missions
Type of Resource Historic Place
Building Type Mission
Group Identity Spanish
 

  TX

  Waco

  Waco Suspension Bridge

  Address

  Waco   TX

  Phone

  Web Site  http://www.wacocvb.com/waco-suspension-bridge.html

  Toll Free  800 WACO FUN

  Description  first single-suspension bridge west of the Mississippi, now foot traffic only, connects to River Walk

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Building Type   Bridge

  Era  1870

  New or Updated:              8/4/2005

   
    UT
 
Salt Lake City
 
Salt Lake Temple
 
50 W North Temple
 
Salt Lake City  UT    84103
 
Phone   801 240-2640
 
Web Site  http://www.lds.org/temples/main/0,11204,1912-1-40-2,00.html
 
Description  announced shortly after LDS settlers arrived, constructed from 1853-1893,
                   
temple and surrounding square are the centerpiece of Salt Lake City
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Building Type   Church
   Group Identity:  LDS

 
New or Updated:   5/20/2004
 
  UT
 
St George
 
St George Tabernacle
 
18 South Main Street
 
St George  UT   84770
 
Phone   435 673-5181
 
Web Site  http://www.stgeorgechamber.com/Places%20to%20See%20and%20Things%
               
20To%20Do.htm
 
Alt Web  http://www.lds.org/placestovisit/location/0,10634,1802-1-1-1,00.html
 
Description
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Building Type   Church
   Group Identity  LDS

 
New or Updated:    5/24/2004
 
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