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Waxahachie, Waxahachie, Texas
Concierge.com's insider take:
Forty minutes south of downtown Dallas, this small town is a museum of picturesque late-19th- and early-20th-century architecture. The centerpiece is the massive nine-story Romanesque Revival Ellis County Courthouse, built in 1897 of pink granite with marvelously carved details in red sandstone (including the emotive faces on column capitals). But the town is full of remarkable Revival concoctions, from the Renaissance Revival library to Victorian Gingerbreadstyle houses; 300 local buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. The courthouse is surrounded by antiques shops and restaurants. Webb Gallery is one of the nation's top folk art galleries, with art from Texas originals as well as quirky artifacts of small-town culture.
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