Black-crowned Night-Heron

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Black-crowned Night-Heron

Another home improvement project …

Posted by jt893x on 2013-04-28 10:41:34

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107/365 – Home Improvement

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107/365 - Home Improvement

Look at you, Mr. Trooper! Hanging up some photos and decor around the house.

Reggie Ballesteros Photography:
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Posted by LooseTrucks on 2013-04-18 04:36:35

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Decatur County, TN Courthouse – Decaturville, TN

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Decatur County, TN Courthouse - Decaturville, TN

The Decatur County Courthouse located in Decaturville, TN.

The first court met in Decaturville in 1848 in a cabin on the west side of the square. This was used only a short time until the erection of a two-story frame courthouse, which burned July 3, 1869, with all the records except those in the register’s office and the clerk and master’s office. It was claimed that the fire was the work of an arsonist for the purpose of destroying the records.

On July 12, 1869, a committee was appointed to submit plans and specifications for a new courthouse. The committee went to work at once, and the contract was let in October for a two-story brick structure at a cost of $9,000. The first floor contained offices for the county officials, and the second floor was designated for court proceedings.

Once again the Decatur County courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1927. Again it was thought by the general public to be the work of an arsonist for the same purpose of destroying the records. All records were destroyed with the exception of the ones in the court clerk’s, register’s, and clerk and master’s offices. After this fire, county offices were moved to the Eli Vise store, a two-story building located on the southeast corner of court square, which was destroyed by fire in 1968, and court was held in the Decaturville School building.

A crash building program went into effect to build a new courthouse and in less than 12 months, a fireproof, brick and concrete structure was completed. On the building committee were J. A. Chalk, chairman, V. A. Lancaster, R. E. Spence, W. S. Dennison, and J. W. Blount who served as secretary and treasurer. Elston Tate was architect and contractor, and Fount Tate served as foreman. The courthouse underwent a face-lifting in 1975 when Hardin Smith was elected to serve as county judge. A complete renovation with additional offices created from space unused in the basement offered not only an eye-catching effect but much needed space.

Three bracketed photos were taken with a handheld Nikon D5200 and combined with Photomatix to create this HDR image. Additional adjustments were made in Photoshop CS6.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~Jeremiah 29:11

Posted by J.L. Ramsaur Photography on 2015-04-14 16:34:54

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Haywood County, TN Courthouse – Brownsville, TN

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Haywood County, TN Courthouse - Brownsville, TN

Named for Judge John Haywood, Haywood County was part of Madison County when the Tennessee General Assembly created it in 1823-24. Later, part of Haywood County was taken to create Lauderdale and Crockett Counties. The state legislature designated Brownsville as the county seat, and in 1823 Thomas M. Johnson sold the county fifty acres of land for the county seat for one dollar and a town lot.

The county court met in the home of Richard Nixon, the first settler in the area, until 1825, when the first log courthouse was completed. A second courthouse was built in 1826; in 1845 it was rebuilt with brick. In 1868 the county added a west wing to accommodate the convening of the Supreme Court for West Tennessee. The courthouse seen here was designed by Architect R.A. Heavnor and built by Contractor J.A. Moore in 1928. It later underwent complete renovation in 1989.

Three bracketed photos were taken with a handheld Nikon D5200 and combined with Photomatix to create this HDR image. Additional adjustments were made in Photoshop CS6.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~Jeremiah 29:11

Posted by J.L. Ramsaur Photography on 2015-06-23 01:05:49

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Day 234: The Raue Centre

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Day 234: The Raue Center

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It rained just about all working day yesterday so I understood that it would be a superior working day to just take a pic downtown Crystal Lake to get all the vivid colors that you are inclined to see following a storm. The clouds were being however stirring and if you seem closely you can see that it was actually raining fairly steadily when I took this. Great matter the D300 is weather sealed hehe.

Here is a minimal bit about in which I took this photograph:

As a painstakingly restored, 1920s regional showcase theatre named for its benefactor, Lucile Raue, the Raue Centre has captivated the very best stars, Broadway shows, musicians and artists. Named on the League of Historic American Theatres, Raue Centre is 1 of the very best examples of restored art and decor in the nation. The 800-seat theatre, found in historic, downtown Crystal Lake, is a accumulating position for our region’s citizens and has become a genuine place.

Opened in 1929 as El Tovar, the creating was a welcome addition to northern Illinois as a film and vaudeville theatre to showcase the thrilling new “talkies” and the troupers who wheeled into city on tour with their backstage trunks and onstage spangles. The identify “El Tovar” was basically a title picked up by 1 of the theatre’s founders on a vacation out west. It was a glamorous identify in holding with that era’s fascination with all items exotic, and did not translate into a Spanish phrase or idiom.

What it did translate into, nonetheless, was the site of to start with kisses, relationship proposals, farewell dates ahead of shipping out, course trips and basically escaping the frustrations of a working day. It embraced the golden age of film musicals, film noir, appreciate tales, comedies, cartoon festivals and adventure serials on Saturday afternoon. Location theatre teams used the theatre for musicals and performs amongst film showings during the sixties. Home to the flicks for most of its existence, El Tovar ultimately grew to become The Lake, and then drifted into a spinsterish outdated age as the downtown Showplace. It was ending its days as a shabby art residence with a sprinkling of viewers.

The phase was turning out to be unsafe, the dressing rooms in the basement were being crumbling, the theatre’s walls were being flaking, the ceiling was leaking, but the recollections of those people who experienced beloved the theatre however imbued the air. The genteel outdated girl was about to encounter a renaissance. New existence was waiting just about the corner.

On to this scene came a peaceful, but strong concept: Lucile Raue, who experienced lived and worked most of her existence in a 4-sq. block spot in downtown Crystal Lake, experienced remaining a generous reward for the advancement of downtown Crystal Lake. An advisory team of area citizens and the executor directed a reward from the Raue Family members Estate to the Crystal Lake Civic Centre Authority. The Estate experienced … Read More