Waxahachie, TX ~ The historic MKT Depot is located at 501 S. Rogers St. Waxahachie, TX 75165. Restoration was completed in 2010. Prior to that the depot was a stop on the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) rail line until 1964, primarily hauling cotton to local markets. Boyce Feed Store is located across the street from the depot. The feed store sells what you would expect (animal feed), but also has very cute shabby chic home decor and country ready clothing.
Waxahachie, TX ~ The Ellis County Courthouse is located at 109 S. Jackson St, Waxahachie, TX 75165. This historic structure has been fully restored and is operational. You’ll need to visit in person to see the amazing architectural details, such as the gargoyles, carved faces on the columns, and granite stone at the base. If you stop by during the day you can even take a free tour. * These photos were taken in the winter of 2017.
San Antonio, TX ~ San Antonio Shoe (SAS) Factory, 101 New Laredo Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78211. These photos were taken in 2010, so these cars may or may not still be located on site. SAS is a family owned shoe retailer. We stopped by for the old-timey cars!
Waxahachie, TX ~ One of my favorite places to be! The people are nice, the stores are unique, and there is history at every turn. Each building has an original style and most are very well maintained. Anyone who loves antiquing should consider a weekend visit.
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Dallas, TX ~ Located in Oak Cliff is an eclectic stretch of independent restaurants, coffee houses, and store fronts. This is a fun place to find something unique, or to just take a leisurely stroll. Parking is a bear, but worth the hassle. If you have space in your belly, give Emporium Pies a try… so delicious!
Mineral Wells, TX ~ The story of The Baker Hotel is one of triumph and decline, and hopefully a glorious rebirth! Talks are currently underway about restoring and re-opening the hotel, but it may take considerable effort as funds are still needed. For years the hotel was a beacon for those seeking healing through mineral water therapy, and attracted many famous people of the day. Mineral water still exists in these parts, but the hotel now primarily attracts urban explorers […]
Corpus Christi, TX ~ We are shivering through the third “winter vortex” blast, and I’m pining for my old hood. These pictures show the route my dog and I would take along the shoreline for morning walks. According to my dog, there is no better place to poop than on the shoreline (mommy always picks it up, of course). The one hazy looking picture is of a spanish style house off of a main shoreline street. This is architecturally an […]
Corpus Christi, TX ~ The Corpus Christi Bay houses a number of attractions. These pictures were taken while visiting the USS Lexington and the Texas State Aquarium. You can swim in the bay, but you’ll see far more fishers than swimmers. It goes without saying that Texas is hot in the summers, but Corpus is unbelievably hot AND humid. The original photos had such a haze that the color was grayish. The colors have been adjusted a bit, perhaps too […]
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San Antonio, TX ~ The Guenther House is a beautifully restored home belonging to Carl Guenther, founder of Pioneer Flour Mills (est. 1898). The home is located in downtown San Antonio on the San Antonio River. This property also contains a museum and restaurant. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is amazing. These photos were taken on a holiday visit with family. The lines were long, but that just goes to show how great the experience is.