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Elaborate structure of red sandstone and granite, built in 1895 for the then lavish sum of 150,000 dollars. Italian artisans were imported for exterior stone carving. (Recurring face said to be Mabel Frame, railroad telegraph operator with whom one sculptor became enamored.) Clock uses windup mechanism weighing 250 pounds; bell striker weighs in at 800 pounds plus.

Location: Waxahachie Texas

Other History nearby:
(Dallas) Age of Steam Railroad Museum
(Dallas) American Museum of The Miniature Arts
(Fort Worth) Cattleman's Museum
(Waxahachie) Chautauqua Auditorium
(Lancaster) Confederate Air Force Wing
(Granbury) Dabney House

09/19 Coming to The Waxahachie area
Fort Worth Show of Antiques and Art Fort Worth TX March8-9 Formerly the Dolly Johnson Antique Show, this is one of the oldest shows in Texas.
Paluxy River Spring Bluegrass Festival Glen Rose TX April4-6 Live entertainment in historic Oakdale Park.
Texas Shakespeare Festival Kilgore TX June27-July28 The Texas Shakespeare Festival employs high caliber actors, designers, and directors from throughout the nation.
Dallas Greek Food Festival Dallas TX September27-29 The Greek Food Festival supports Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church's ministries, community outreach, and youth programs.