Sunday, October 29, 2006

More of Dallas in the fog


This was the old red standstone courthouse from the late 19th century. I think it's a lovely building, known affectionately as "Old Red." Then just beyond is the Bank of America building which is the one with 6 miles of green neon along its edges, and a construction crane.

9 Comments:

Blogger Myron said...

When I was a kid, I thought the courthouse looked like a castle.

Did you ever see the PBS program about Texas courthouses? There are a bunch of neat courthouses in this state. But then with 254 counties you'd expect a bunch of neat ones.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Curly said...

What a nice and original old court building. We just demolished one like it a few yaers agao, and replaced it with one of thise 'modern' steel and glass affairs........just doesn't look right.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the building.... I want to live in it. I want to share a studio with other artists in a building like this. OK, I'll settle for a small model of a building like this. (Droollllll)

2:26 PM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

myron - Yeah, it does look THAT grand, doesn't it? It's like a little jewel in front of all the modern structures. No, never saw that program, but I love seeing the courthouses throughout Texas.

curly - Yeah, it's a shame to tear down the grand ladies from another era, even when they don't make efficient use of space- it's like we lose a little bit of who we are and where we've come from in exchange for a slick and streamlined vision which will be a future era's antiquated tacky embarrassment

meg - Yeah - it WOULD be an inspiring structure to create in, wouldn't it? I'll try to take time to stop downtown soon and get a better and close-up view of Old Red.

10:55 AM  
Blogger Myron said...

I just put a post on my blog with a photo of the Denton County (I was born in Denton County) courthouse and a link to a site with photos of all 254 county courthouses.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Marie McC said...

What a beautiful building! Love those cone shaped roofs.

2:38 PM  
Blogger northern_nomad said...

Nice: there are a few buildings that look like this in Saint Paul. It doesn't look like how I imagine much of the architecture in Dallas.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its not common for us to have red bricks building, this is lovely, indeed!

2:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great building and great name, old red!

6:22 AM  

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