Historic

Gulf Coast

Berclair School

I’ve come across a couple dozen abandoned schoolhouses across central Texas, mostly by happenstance — for some reason, it seems that Texas has an overabundance of faded one-room schools...

Central Texas

Texas Czech Center in La Grange

Like this oak near the Texas Czech Heritage Center, massive trees that are hundreds of years old were here before the streets of La Grange were laid out. In La Grange’s residential...

East Texas

The Blue Hole in East Texas

Located on a private inholding within the Angelina National Forest in upper northwestern Jasper County, “Blue Hole” is a former sandstone rock quarry that flooded during the 1920s and...

East Texas

St. Marys Catholic Church in Plantersville

On February 2, 1894, the Right Reverend Nicholas A. Gallager, Bishop of the German Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Galveston purchased for $30.00 the parcel of land where St. Mary’s now...

Gulf Coast

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Galveston

This is not the first, but the second Sacred Heart church on this site. The first one, like most of Galveston, was taken by the Great Storm. It is modeled after the Grand Synagogue of Toledo, Spain...

Central Texas Hill Country

Johnson City Feed Mill

I don’t know the story behind the shoes on this wall, but here in Texas we have boots on fence posts, bicycles on barns, trees and on fences… seems anything is fair game to try out a new...

Central Texas

Hearn-Gidden House in Kosse

Kosse, located in Limestone County in Central Texas, has a colorful history dating to 1869. Born as a railroad village, Kosse has had booms and busts throughout its history. It is the birthplace of...

West Texas

Fort Davis National Park

Established in 1854, Fort Davis was important in guarding and establishing America’s western frontier. Troops stationed at this historic military post served to protect emigrants, families...