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Texas | Architecture

RAZED IN TEXAS

or
EDIFICE WRECKS


A reminder of our
lost architectural heritage 
Through images of
buildings that are no more
Navasota City Hall Texas
Navasota City Hall
razed 1958
Photo courtesy
Navasota Examiner
William Penn Hotel
razed 2006
Photo courtesy
Lauren Meyers

Demolished Buildings and Structures

See Texas Courthouses
Many courthouses have been razed

  • Remembering a Courthouse by Bob Bowman Feature
    Angelina County Courthouse - "[I]n the l950s, many Texas counties threw aside history, tradition and elegance and replaced some of our finest courthouses with modern buildings -- many of them with little character or appeal. That happened in my home town of Lufkin." ... more

  • Railroad Interlocking Towers of Texas by Jim King Feature
    Story and photos of the railroad tower. Most people referred to these as "signal towers" or "switch towers"
  • Amarillo - Capitol Hotel
  • Angleton Depot
  • Aransas County Courthouse
  • Bellville Water Tower with a red weather vane
  • Brazoria County Courthouse c. 1894, Brazoria Feature
    by John Troesser, Photos by Julie McConnell
  • Brazos County Courthouse c. 1892
    How to Demolish a Texas Courthouse in 14 Days
    Brazos County Hires an Iowan to Raze their 1892 Building

    by Brewster Hudspeth Feature
  • Brownwood - Carnegie Library
  • Carnegie Libraries - Razed
  • Corsicana - Carnegie Library
  • Crockett - 1883 Houston County Courthouse
  • Dallas - Carnegie Library
  • Denison High School (c. 1913) Razed Feature
  • Eagle Lake - Railroad Interlocking Tower
  • Edinburg - 1908 Hidalgo County Courthouse
  • Fayetteville - Octagonal building
  • Fort Worth - The Board of Trade Building c. 1889-1890 Feature
  • The 1910 Fisher County Courthouse
  • Galveston City Hall
  • Own a piece of Gonzales, or Hallettsville, or Cuero
  • Greenville - The 1903 Carnegie Library. Razed in 1953
  • Groesbeck - The 1892 Limestone County Courthouse
  • Houston Post Office
  • The 1888 Knox County Courthouse, Benjamin, Texas
  • Lamar Hotel - The 8-F Crowd by Bob Bowman Feature
  • Lovelady Water Tower
  • Lubbock County Courthouse
  • Mozelle School Razed Feature
  • Nacogdoches County Courthouse
  • Navasota - City Hall and Jail
  • Palestine - Missouri Pacific Passenger Depot circa 1953
  • Port Lavaca, Former Calhoun County jail, razed
  • San Diego Churches
  • San Diego Depot
  • San Diego Schoolhouses
  • Seguin - The Southern Pacific Railroad Depot c. 1910
  • Seminole - Tower Theater
  • Southside Place Water Tower
  • Stephenville - Majestic Theater
  • Sulphur Springs Water Tower, razed in 2002
  • Taylor, Texas City Hall c.1906
  • The 1876 Travis County Courthouse
  • Tyler - The Blacktone Hotel Feature
  • Tyler - James Smith Memorial Building Feature
  • Tyler - Tyler Commercial College by Mike Cox Feature
  • The 1896 Van Zandt County Courthouse
  • Waller County 1894 Courthouse
  • Ward County Courthouse, circa 1893
  • William Penn Hotel, Houston, Texas Feature
    by John Troesser. Photos courtesy Lauren Meyers
    Razed in January 2006.


    Arson, Accidents and Acts of God


  • Bellville - Former Austin County Courthouse
  • Ben Ficklin - Former Tom Green County Courthouse
  • New Boston - Former Bowie County courthouse, gutted by fire
  • Stiles - Former Reagan County courthouse, arson, still standing
  • Temple - Carnegie Library


    See Texas Courthouses
    Many courthouses have been razed
  • Forum

    "HOW do you know all you know about Texas..? I love you all's sense of humor.

    I'm glad to see you have a section to remind us what we have lost "Razed in Texas" "Edifice Wrecks"." ..... - Lori Glenn, editor, Preservation Texas' Newsletter.



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