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Cameron and Rockdale, TX – 10/7/2016

Posted on: October 7, 2016

After 5 weeks of recovery from a fall that broke my hip, I am (by the Grace of God) once again able to travel (and walk with the aid of a cane) to take picture to Waymark locations of interest.

Rockdale was our first city to visit.

East Lawn Cemetery

East Lawn Cemetery

Oaklawn Cemetery

Oaklawn Cemetery

International and Great Northern Railroad Depot circa 1906.

International and Great Northern Railroad Depot circa 1906.

Display inside the old depot.

Display inside the old depot.

Caboose on display next to the depot.

Caboose on display next to the depot.

Rockdale Police Station was built in 1895 as the city hall.

Rockdale Police Station was built in 1895 as the city hall.

The Kay opened on Main Street in 1947. It is a Quonset hut style building, with Streamline Moderne facade and decor.

The Kay opened on Main Street in 1947. It is a Quonset hut style building, with Streamline Moderne facade and decor.

WPA Mural named “Industry in Rockdale.” Painted by Maxwell Starr. Located in the WPA built Post Office.

WPA Mural named “Industry in Rockdale.” Painted by Maxwell Starr. Located in the WPA built Post Office.

Design on the WPA built Post Office Building.

Design on the WPA built Post Office Building.

 

We moved on to the City of Cameron.

Cameron's Oak Hill Cemetery.

Cameron’s Oak Hill Cemetery.

1895 jail, designed with Romanesque revival features and stone detailing above the windows, had three main floors and a "hanging tower" equipped with a trap door.

1895 jail, designed with Romanesque revival features and stone detailing above the windows, had three main floors and a “hanging tower” equipped with a trap door.

Design on the old jail.

Design on the old jail.

Courthouse clock

Courthouse clock

Bell on the Courthouse Lawn.

Bell on the Courthouse Lawn.

Statue of Ben Milam for whom the county was named.

Statue of Ben Milam for whom the county was named.

Lady Justice above the clock on the courthouse.

Lady Justice above the clock on the courthouse.

St. Monica Catholic Church circa 1927-28

St. Monica Catholic Church circa 1927-28

All Saints Episcopal Church circa 1907

All Saints Episcopal Church circa 1907

First Methodist Church circa 1923

First Methodist Church circa 1923

The historic Dr. Nathan and Lula Cass House is now known as The Magnolia Inn, a Bed and Breakfast.

The historic Dr. Nathan and Lula Cass House is now known as The Magnolia Inn, a Bed and Breakfast.

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