Kidding! It’s the Caldwell County courthouse on a cloudy day.
I hadn’t thought about this place in 20 years. When my son saw it, he was as intrigued as I had been. He called it the Goosebumps house.
I used to fantasize about fixing it up. I’m older and wiser now. The windows alone would cost a fortune. And it’s across the street from Kmart. No way any improvement would be recouped on resale. That Kmart sucks.
I haven’t been taking pictures much of late. I’d be down on myself for not working on progressing my skills, but sometimes it’s good to stop and reflect on what I have already done. I found a lot of failures to learn from, which is always helpful.
I also managed to find some interesting pictures that I initially passed by because they didn’t work with the themes I had going at the time.
WAH! I miss my trips to El Paso. I always got so much art done there. It’s hard around Austin because I feel like everything the least bit cool has been photographed to death.
And the award for best use of bathroom tiles to make a post office mosaic goes to…..
It’s on the National Historic Registry. It definitely belongs there. I wish I knew more about architectural styles. Rumor is that EP has a lot of historic buildings in a variety of styles that knowledgeable admirers of building design appreciate. Dunno, there’s something fun about ignorance on occasion! I just see a ‘purdy’ place and snap a shot w/out preconceived notions as to what the important bits should be.
U.S. Post Office (added 1984 – Building – #84001662)
Also known as Downtown Station;Old Main Post Office
219 Mills Ave., El Paso
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Gilchrist,Rowland
Architectural Style: Beaux Arts
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-function: Post Office
Current Function: Government
Current Sub-function: Post Office