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Taken 27-Feb-11
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Bell County Historical Marker, Bell County Courthouse, Bell County Texas Historical Marker
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.18 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken27-Feb-11 11:07
Date modified27-Feb-11 11:07
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length21 mm
Focal length (35mm)31 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.7
Exposure1/200 at f/3.8
FlashFired, auto mode, return light detected
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 320
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Bell County Courthouse

Bell County Courthouse

Bell County, Texas
31 03.370' N 97 27.802' W
101 E. Central Avenue.

Text: Using arched passageways, round-arch and pedimented windows, a clock tower with columned gallery, and a rusticated limestone finish, Jasper N. Preston & Son of Austin designed the 1885 Bell County Courthouse in the Renaissance Revival style. Ben D. Lee served as contractor. The original tower and dome were removed in the 1950s, but were rebuilt in 1999 based on documentation provided by historic photographs. A fine example of Preston's work, the style is echoed throughout Belton's downtown, in large part rebuilt after an 1889 fire razed much of the commercial district.