A Slice of Texas History in This County Courthouse Tour

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The Donley County Courthouse
There are two things in Texas that are assuredly going to capture my mother’s attention — a historic marker sign and a county courthouse. The third, a close follow-up, is a historic cemetery, but who doesn’t find those inscriptions interesting? If you’re a Texas history buff and a lover of architecture, then Preservation Dallas’ next Summer Sizzler event is one you don’t want to miss.

County courthouses are one of the most recognized symbols of Texas with 235 historic ones still in use, the most of any state. Stan Graves, principal at Architexas and former director of architecture at the Texas Historical Commission for over 26 years, will discuss the beginnings of the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program and how it has helped our great state.
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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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