Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that crosses the Cooper River and connects downtown Charleston, South Carolina to Mount Pleasant. This eight lane bridge is on U.S. Route 17 and was opened in 2005 was designed to replace the old … [Read more...]

The West End Market Place in Downtown Dallas, Texas

The West End Market Place in Downtown Dallas, Texas The West End Market Place began life in 1902 as the Brown Cracker & Candy Co. – “the largest bakers of crackers and fancy confections in the Southwest” – the building started out as a plant and … [Read more...]

Renaissance Tower and Surrounding Buildings at Sunset

Renaissance Tower Renaissance Tower is a 56-story, 1,738,979 square foot office tower located in Downtown Dallas Central Business District. The building is the second tallest in Dallas and the fifth tallest in Texas. The Renaissance tower was … [Read more...]

Fountain Plaza Building in Dallas, Texas at Sunset

Fountain Plaza Building in Dallas,Texas The Fountain Plaza Building in Dallas, Texas has been a prominent fixture since its completion in 1986. It is a late-modernist skyscraper that stands at a structural height of 720ft and is the fifth tallest … [Read more...]

Abandoned Palace Theater in Anson, Texas

One of my favorite types of architecture is the old movie palace era (1910s thru the 1940s) when even the smallest theaters in the smallest towns were works of art. These old theaters are a dying breed, and there aren’t many left. Many of them have … [Read more...]

Fairview Cemetery and Church in Tuxedo, Texas

Fairview Cemetery and Church in Tuxedo, Texas was founded in 1890 when John Page Free was buried in December 1890. There are over a 1000 interments with a few being laid to rest in the last fifteen years. Currently the cemetery and church is … [Read more...]

The Hewitt House – Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 & 2006 Movie Remakes

This creepy plantation house is the house used in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 & 2006 movies and its located in Granger, Texas. The Hewitt House - Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 & 2006 Plantation House Originally this once beautiful … [Read more...]

The Waggoner Mansion in Decatur, Texas

The Waggoner Mansion or El Castille as its often called was built and owned by the Waggoner family from 1883 until 1942. The mansion was mostly vacant from 1922 to 1942 when the Luker family purchased the place. The family continues to live/own the … [Read more...]

The Old Stone Prison in Decatur, Texas

The Old Stone Prison in Decatur, Texas is the first stone house in town. The house was built in 1859 by prison labor. The main house was the residence of the sheriff or deputy. The small three cell jail was in the basement with the meals being … [Read more...]

Abandoned Farm house in Rockwall, Texas

A few weeks ago I stumbled across this old abandon farm house in Rockwall Texas. I remember a few years back this place was still active as a farm. Its sad to see another piece of rural Rockwall going away. Its up for sale and its 40+ acres zoned for … [Read more...]

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