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History in Print featuring “Waxahachie Architecture Guidebook”

February 22, 2022 6:30 pm

Online Event

Discover what the architecture of Waxahachie can teach us about buildings across Texas


About this event

Waxahachie, located 30 miles south of Dallas, may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of Texas architecture, but the city has a lot to teach us about residential, commercial and institutional styles found in cities and towns across the Lone Star State. Join Preservation Houston and Margaret Culbertson, co-author of the Waxahachie Architecture Guidebook, for an online History in Print program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 22, exploring the buildings of Waxahachie and what they reveal about evolving design sensibilities, an evolving economy and generations of social change.

The Waxahachie Architecture Guidebook includes architectural overviews of several historically significant neighborhoods as well as hundreds of individual entries covering structures ranging from the magnificent Ellis County Courthouse (1897, James Riely Gordon) to modest bungalows, often-overlooked commercial buildings and fascinating industrial sites. Culbertson and her co-author, Ellen Beasley, offer insights into each featured structure’s history, design and context, making the Waxahachie Architecture Guidebook a wonderful companion to the city and a valuable resource for anyone interested in Texas architecture.

During this virtual program, Culbertson will discuss some of Waxahachie’s notable architecture and the work that went into compiling the architecture guidebook. A Q&A will follow her presentation.

Event format

This program will be presented via Zoom. Registrants will receive additional information, including a link to join the program, via e-mail.

Registration and pricing

Access to this program is free for members of Preservation Dallas and our program partners – Preservation Austin, and Preservation Houston. Registration is $10 for non-members. Register online by 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 22 in order to receive the login for the program.


**Registrants for the Feb. 22 talk can order the book through A&M Press.  Use the code WAXA30 for 30% off the $24.95 cover price. The code will remain active through Feb. 28.**

Can’t join us live? No problem!

We will make a recording of the full program available to all registrants, so you can watch at a time that’s most convenient for you.

This event is presented as part of the Bart Truxillo Program Series, which honors the memory of pioneer preservationist and Preservation Houston co-founder Bart Truxillo. The Truxillo Program Series is made possible by the generous contributions of Preservation Houston’s members and friends.

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