Built in 1902, this building is a rare survivor of the Chautauqua circuit that brought live talent to rural towns in the early 1900s. With the advent of radio, Chautauqua waned and ended in the 1930s. The restored structure is still in use and is in the National Register of Historic Places. In Ge...
When this elaborate red sandstone and granite structure was being built in 1895, Italian artisans were brought in for the exterior stone carving. (The recurring face is said to be that of Mabel Frame, a railroad telegraph operator with whom one sculptor became enamored.) The clock uses a 250-poun...
Historical artifacts, household furnishings and toys depict the history of the region in this restored 19th-century building on courthouse square. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sun. At 201 S. College St. 972/937-0681. www.rootsweb.com/~txecm.
This original 1904 structure, one of the first 10 public libraries in Texas, is an example of Roman Doric architecture. Gold leaf and Carrara marble are featured in the interior. Some of the original tables, chairs and books are still in use. Open 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Tue.–Sat. 515 W. Main. 972/937–2...
This springtime Renaissance festival features arts, crafts, foods and medieval-style fun—costumed royalty, jesters and puppet shows. See jousting, falconry exhibits, games and live entertainment. Open April–May 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Sat.–Sun. plus Memorial Day. Admission charge. On F.M. 66, 1.6 mi. west...
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