Waxahachie Things to Do

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  • Things to Do
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  • 1. Odd Fellows Building

    The sprawling Odd Fellows Building sits near the antique district (1895). The structure has two types of arches above the windows. The front windows have small fan-shaped windows forming the arch,...

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  • 2. Ellis County Museum

    After hearing that my husband and I were interested in antiques, someone encouraged us to see Waxahachie. We drove there one weekend afternoon and wound our way about town, visiting antique shops...

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  • 3. Citizens National Bank

    We soaked up the mild temperatures and sunshine as we continued with the official walking tour of Waxahachie. It gave some needed direction to our wandering! As we plodded up the sidewalk, this...

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  • 4. Ellis County Jail

    This structure with the two story bay window, turret and brick dentil molding wasn't built for pleasure, but for serious business. It's the Old Ellis County Jail (1888). This building held twenty 4x8...

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  • 5. Ellis County Courthouse

    This is considered by many to be the finest courthouse in the state. Considering that there are well over 200 counties here, that is quite a remarkable accomplishment. This 1895 courthouse is made of...

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  • 6. Rogers Hotel

    Sometimes it was a challenge finding Waxahachie's designated sites of importance. The Rogers Hotel was an easy target as it sat across from the Courthouse on Main street. This four-storied red brick...

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  • 7. Singleton Plaza

    Next to the old Ellis County Jail is a nicely landscaped area set below street level along a waterway. This is Singleton Plaza,dedicated in 1974 to the memory of prominent business man, Colonel M....

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  • 8. Southwestern University

    The university began in 1927 as the Southwestern Assemblies of God. The university's main campus occupies 70 acres in the city of Waxahachie. The main campus is Southwestern's North Campus which lies...

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  • 9. Downtown

    The downtown square area is the centerpiece of Waxahachie. The energetic local economy of the late 1800s and early 1900s added to a construction growth that resulted in the building of the unique...

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  • 10. Getzendaner Memorial Park

    This is one of the larger and older parks in Waxahachie. Getzendaner Park covers approximately 27 acres split by Waxahachie Creek and containing numerous large pecan and oak trees. It sits right next...

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  • 11. Waxahahie Cotton Mills

    The Waxahachie Cotton Mills was a dream of two men (one the Mayor) who worked long and tirelessly to convince the people of Waxahachie that such a factory was needed. Ellis County at the time was one...

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  • 12. Chautauqua Auditorium

    The Chautauqua Auditorium is in Getzendaner Memorial park and is the only survivor of the turn-of-the-century occurrence - The Traveling Chautauquas . It is listed on the National Register of...

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  • 14. Scarborough Faire

    I can't remember why I chose to come here. I think I saw it in Texas Highways...I asked my aunt if she wanted to go and she said she had been meaning to go for...

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  • 15. Take a driving tour

    This is an excellent town for taking the local driving tours. Please see my travelogue for more photos of the houses. The Ellis County Museum, which is on the...

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  • 16. The Old Spalding Building

    The guide noted the name "Spalding" on the front steps of this building. Yes, there it was spelled out in green tiles on a white background edged in a classic...

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  • 17. The City Hall

    With town map in hand we crossed off sites of importance one by one. This is the Old Federal building, built in 1914. Although its original purpose was to house...

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  • 18. Historic Tour of Waxahachie

    Waxahachie has one of the States richest and most organised collections of turn-of-the-century residential and commercial buildings. The city is well marked...

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  • 19. The Patrick, Marshall T. House

    This house is listed on the Historic register and is on the 'historic tour'. It was built in 1899 and is one of the cities best examples of Queen Anne style...

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  • 20. The Adornments

    The exterior of this red granite building is adorned with beautiful young girls and gruesome gargoyles. The sculptures of these adornments came from Italy and...

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  • 21. The Trippet-Shive House

    This house was built in 1896 for a banker and civic leader H. W. Trippet, it was then sold to Walter E. Shive who owned the Waxahachie seed, grain and coal...

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  • 22. Missouri-Kansas-Texas depot

    Although the Houston and Texas Central Railroad was first to arrive in Waxahachie, the tracks of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad were to become the more...

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  • 23. Hancock Building

    This Victorian style building was built by businessman William F. Lewis and Ellis County Judge M. B. Templeton in 1890. The property was purchased in 1890 by a...

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  • 24. Richard Ellis

    Richard Ellis was President of the March, 1836, Independence Convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos, which declared the independence of Texas from Mexico. Ellis...

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  • 25. Waxahachie City Hall

    The new 60.000 sqft city hall was only opened in August 2002. There are several large function rooms which are rented out for various exhibitions, conferences...

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