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Synopsis : A county courthouse stands not only as the center of government, but also as the center of civic pride. Some with stately towers and arched doors or windows, some with high brick chimneys and mansard roofs, some in modern concrete and glass, the 254 courthouses of Texas provide an invitation to public life, a testament to the ideal of justice, and an introduction to period architecture.
It is no wonder, then, that many tourists each year visit these edifices. This new edition of a classic, indispensable, full-color guide—a true collector?s item for Texas history fans—will help travelers choose which courthouses they want to add to their trips and view them knowledgeably. For each county a color photograph pictures the courthouse and an account sketches the sequence of the seats of government, the location and style of the current building, and tidbits of fascinating lore about county and county seat names and history.
Courthouses and the “squares? around many of them offer a bonanza for history buffs, antique collectors, genealogists, architecture enthusiasts, and photographers. Many of them house or are near local history museums, and many display historical markers that introduce the area to visitors. Especially in many smaller county seats, the courthouse square offers a genre scene of a special moment in Texas? life.
Included in this updated edition are the latest views of some of Texas? most historic and architecturally significant courthouses, including those restored under the Texas Historical Commission?s Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.
For all those who plan their travels to see courthouses, and all those who in their travels for other reasons enjoy detours into the heritage and pride of a people, this beautiful and informative book opens the way.
A propos de l'auteur: DR. MAVIS P. KELSEY SR. is founder and former chief of the renowned Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston. A graduate and distinguished alumnus of both Texas A&M University and the University of Texas Medical School at Galveston, he is an avid photographer and local history collector. His 2005 book Engraved Prints of Texas , 1554–1900 has received the Philosophical Society of Texas Award of Merit for 2006. He lives in Houston.DONALD H. DYAL is Dean of Libraries at Texas Tech University. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Texas A&M and is a certified archivist.
Titre : The Courthouses of Texas A Guide
Éditeur : Texas A&M University Press
Date d'édition : 1993
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : First Edition.
Description du livre Texas A&M University Press, 1993. Hardcover. État : Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. N° de réf. du libraire mon0000993245
Description du livre Texas A&M University Press. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. N° de réf. du libraire G0890965463I4N00
Description du livre État : Good. The Courthouses of Texas: A Guide. N° de réf. du libraire SKU0370513
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Description du livre Texas A&M University Press, 1993. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0890965463
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Description du livre College Station: Texas A & M, 1993. 1st ed. Hardcover. 331 pages., 1993. État : Fine. No Jacket. Description, history, and color photo of the courthouse in each Texas county. A section on the background of the county names. Texas map with counties outlined. Signed by both authors. Fine/No Jacket. Clean, tight, straight. N° de réf. du libraire B8797
Description du livre Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1993. Hard Cover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. First Edition. Stated first edition. Signed (without inscription) by both authors, Kelsey and Dyal on the title page. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Very soft, faint crease at front flap and rear panel of jacket. Historical notes and color photos of all 254 Texas county courthouses. Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire 40542