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J. Riely Gordon[edit]

Thanks for creating the page on James Riely Gordon. Lately I bought and read a newish biography on him, and I've added a ton of stuff to the Wikipedia article. You might want to take a look at your little baby all grown up. Hope you like the additions. Sorry, at this point I can't do photos. Maybe just as well in this case. The article is well illustrated.

Full disclosure: Born in Austin, grew up in Seguin, living in NYC. I did add two sentences about Gordon's Seguin work, hometown pride. And alas, his bank building there is somewhat at risk, since Wells Fargo moved out and the property is on the market. WoodyinNYC (talk) 00:38, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

MORE Photo requests[edit]

"Do you take photo requests?"

Hello Larry,

I did look at your Seguin photos, and I may use a few. But little ole Seguin, in its 175th year, has a lot of stuff deserving of photographic attention.

So may I request?

Step inside the City Hall for

Maybe with a long lens, lacking a cherry picker

2b) the carved seal of the City of Seguin far above the main entrance

Really need the Municipal Building because the Wikipedia article on Seguin has one (1) picture, namely the Courthouse. That would be fine except that the article on Guadalupe County has the exact same photo. Overlap much? The readers deserve better.

Now circle the block back to Gonzales St. where I suggested you park

Emanuel's Lutheran is a newish bldg, tho the oak was growing before the first church went up circa 1870, but we have better churches -- and better trees, LOL -- to photograph

Let's do more L.C.R.A. history

6) the home of Alvin Wirtz, father of the L.C.R.A. (He has a dam and a lake named for him.) And once Deputy Undersecretary of the Interior, the #2 at the Dept of the Interior, in charge of pork under F.D.R. in his fight for a third term. On the southeast corner of River St and Elm. Photograph the north side. The port cochere on the south side was added in my lifetime. Not sure when the stacked sunrooms on the east side were built. But the Classical Revival front of the house is unchanged. Painted but unchanged. (And I promise I'll write a Wikipedia article on Wirtz when I get a couple of pix.)

7) catercorner, on the northwest corner, is the Central Fire Station, designed by Marvin Eichenroht, with streamlined Deco fading into Modernist style.

Go north on River St one block to College St

8) the former Seguin High, designed by Atlee B. Ayers circa 1914, now Mary B Erskine School, an adjunct to the High School offering classes for both high school and college credits to students training for a medical career.

On the next corner going east, across College St from the school but facing Milam, on the southwest corner is

9) the former home of pharmacist Arthur Bergfeld. My great-grandfather's house [full disclosure] was designed by Leo M.J. Dielmann, famous for Catholic churches (like the modest St James in Seguin, the masterpiece Conventual Chapel at Our Lady of the Lake campus) but he made his living doing houses and commercial buildings, like the Plaza Hotel downtown. This 1910 home has been meticulously restored by its current owners.

If you crave to spend a day taking pictures, LOL, go south on Milam to see a classic Craftsman style home. Return to College St and head east to see quite a number of fine homes, many high style bungalows, but an eclectic mix. At the end of the residential strip of College St, on your right at the light, is a beautiful example of the brickmason's art on the southwest corner of King St. The family told the story that they were so poor on their dirt farm that only the mules had shoes. Then late in 1929 the Darst Creek Oil Field came in, setting off a boom that carried the town thru the worst of the Great Depression, and put the Dix family into this nice home -- and into good shoes. Oh, that pink brick Georgian Revival mansion you passed, with the gorgeous oaks with limbs bending to kiss the soil, was built for the man who 'discovered' the Darst Creek field. Other fine homes on Elm St., including a mansion at Elm and Erskine by Atlee B. Ayers, built for Marvin Eichenroht's grandfather. But that's up to you. I've left this paragraph unnumbered because none are on my too-long request list.

Coming back on College St to Austin St, on the northeast corner

10) First United Methodist Church, congregation formed 1841, built oldest surviving Protestant church in Texas to host Methodist annual Conference in 1849 et seq, united churches that had been estranged over slavery in 1939, this new building combining 'Methodist Episcopal, South' and 'German Methodist' congregations in 1952. Designed by Henry Steinbomer, a prolific architect of churches across South Texas. The Gothic Revival style has been smoothed down but still soars. Called "a cathedral of Methodism" when it opened, the building clad in white Austin stone has a regal innocence. Maybe more regal than innocent, LOL. It reigns over this corner. I'll post an article on Steinbomer to Wikipedia soon as I get a picture or two.

That's 10, That's enuff -- even in Texas where we say, Too much is not enuff!

I'll be grateful if you can photograph even half this list and upload to Wikipedia.

I'm hoping you'll be interested, because you said you visit Seguin often and have already shared a set of photos. No rush at all, take your time.

If you are otherwise occupied and not interested in this request at this time, no worries. I can try to find someone else who takes pictures AND who has Wikipedia skills. Or find two persons to collaborate.

Star Film Company[edit]

Hi. Thanks for your recent edit to Star Film Company. I've been involved with articles about Georges Méliès for a while and always appreciate someone else taking an interest and making improvements to them. I noticed though, that you removed a reference (Texas Hollywood: Filmmaking in San Antonio Since 1910 by Frank Thompson) that was being used for the information in what is currently the fifth paragraph of the "History" sub-section within the "American branch" section. Was this simply an oversight?

You also added to the same paragraph that the small amount of footage filmed by Gaston that turned out to be usable was met with bad reviews, but did not provide a reference for this. Where did you find this information? --Jpcase (talk) 00:53, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the fast reply. So you're saying that Texas Hollywood doesn't discuss any of the information in the fifth paragraph, not even the information in the same sentence that you added the bit about the bad reviews to? --Jpcase (talk) 03:52, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
So Star Film Ranch does mention the footage being unusable? Thanks; that's good to know. Is any of the other information in that paragraph (e.g. That Gaston spent a year making films in California, that he went on a Pacific and Asian cruise, that the footage was sent to America for processing) mentioned in either of the sources? I'm not sure that it's necessary to use both books as a reference for the bad reviews, unless we re-wrote the sentence to specify that both critics and audiences didn't like the movies. --Jpcase (talk) 04:50, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
Great! Thanks for taking care of this. I just have one more question. You said that Texas Hollywood mentioned audience reception, but didn't add the book as a reference for this information. Does Star Film Ranch cover this as well? --Jpcase (talk) 00:04, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Texas County Courthouses in Infobox U.S. County[edit]

Hi Larry,

I noticed you had done much of the work on adding the Texas County Courthouses to the U.S. County Infoboxes. (Thanks!) Not sure how far you got. Is it safe to assume that most all of the commons files in County courthouses in Texas have been added? If so, I won't bother checking. Adding courthouse photos to each of the 254 Texas counties is a behemoth of a job. I had taken upon myself to add county courthouse photos to the rest of the states, but was glad to see that Texas, for the most part, had been done.

-Ichabod (talk) 05:00, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I only found one - Upshur County, Texas which I added. -Ichabod (talk)

Moonlight Tower NRHP in Austin[edit]

Moonlight towers in Austin, Texas shows up as a new article on User:AlexNewArtBot/TexasSearchResult. Looks to be the one for Moonlight Tower on NRHP Travis County, Texas. I was going to just create a redirect for it. But I have the feeling this article is not adhering to WP Naming Conventions and probably should be moved to a more appropriate namespace. You being an admin, I'll leave this up to you. Just wanted you to know the article is out there. — Maile (talk) 23:33, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Plehwe Complex[edit]

Thank you for your excellent photos on Wikimedia Commons, which I used in new articles on Plehwe Complex and on the German Wikipeida on de:Aue Stagecoach Inn. --NearEMPTiness (talk) 06:49, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Photographer Barnstar.png The Photographer's Barnstar
Thank you so much for your wonderful Texas-related photographs, especially your great images from Circuit of the Americas. Please accept this barnstar as a small token of my appreciation. Photographers like you are a big reason why Wikimedia Commons is such a great image repository. Thanks again for your wonderful photos! Michael Barera (talk) 01:01, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Photographs and the Spanish language[edit]


Thank you so much for doing the photo requests! Anyway, how much Spanish do you know? I know a little bit, so I try to add Spanish descriptions to select photos of Texas, especially involving public schools, government agencies, and/or the Hispanic (mostly Mexican and Central American) communities. For Austin photos, are you interested in adding Spanish descriptions to any of them? (I already added Spanish descriptions to the AFD and Beto requests) WhisperToMe (talk) 08:08, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

  • Sounds good! Please let me know if/when more pics come! WhisperToMe (talk) 15:16, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

request to use photo in guidebook[edit]

Hi Larry, I'm writing from Moon Handbooks ( we'd like to use one of your photos in an upcoming guidebook. please contact me at, and I can give you more details. I see that you have a CC license added to the photo that I'd like to use, but we like to ask permission directly and make sure with give proper credit. thank you! (talk) 22:06, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

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