Featuring a Moorish-style arched entry and ballroom large enough for hundreds, the building’s architecture remains largely unchanged since it opened in 1928. Its entry foyer still has decorative symbols of Freemasons and Shriners, including scimitars, double eagles and the Masonic compass and square. An October 2, 2019 press release from Magnolia gives an overview of…

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Waco’s Historic Suspension Bridge was the longest single-span suspension bridge west of the Mississippi when it was completed in 1870. The bridge was built with cable supplied by the John Roebling Co., who built the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Crucial to traders and travelers for well over a century, the bridge stands as…

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This beautiful Franciscan church was built in 1931 and evokes the style of Mission San Jose in San Antonio. The church welcomes visitors during its normal office hours. The walls of the church are richly decorated with paintings representing the Stations of the Cross, the glorification of Saint Francis and scenes of the arrival, predication…

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The following law enforcement and military memorials are located in and near Indian Spring Park, along the Brazos River in Downtown Waco. Peace Officers Memorial In 2008, the Waco Police Association joined other law enforcement organizations in McLennan County to dedicate a memorial monument to their fallen officers. The monument of grey granite stands in…

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The Library and Museum is devoted to education and preservation of history. The major collection in the Library is comprised of Masonic and Texas histories and biographies. Exhibits in the Museum include the Republic of Texas Collection, the Military and Holocaust Collection, the Railroad Collection and the Masonry in Texas Collection with the addition of…

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The original two room structure was built by Dr. Josiah H. Caldwell as a home for his wife and five children.  In 1870, the house was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Champe Carter McCulloch who expanded the structure to its present size.  The house was occupied by family members of the McCulloch family until 1971. Along…

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Waco is proud of Wacoan and World War II hero Doris Miller. Miller was a Cook Third Class that the United States Navy noted for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross, the third highest honor awarded by…

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