McKinney Year Round Event

We parked on the square in front of the impressive 1st Natl
Bank Building which is sitting vacant.

After registering for the walk at the Grand Hotel, we went
around the corner to check out the Kaldi Legend mural on the
side of The Sweet Spot.

Back on the walk route we passed these lovely old buildings.

We walked around the square. The former Collin County
Courthouse was built in 1874 and remodeled in 1927. In
2006 it became the McKinney Performing Arts Center.

The 1936 County Marker still sits next to the old courthouse.

James W. Throckmorton was the eleventh governor of Texas
and a United States Congressman. He was a resident of McKinney.
This building from 1918 is clearly marked Bank.
Now its a jewelry store.

The little Red Hen decorates a store by the same name.

Art Deco former JC Penny store built in 1929.

Saint John’s Lodge No. 51 A.F. & A.M. was built in 1899.

There are decorated frogs everywhere if you look for them.

A fine example of Queen Anne architecture, this home
was built in 1887 for Joe H. and Clara Letson Crouch.

Built in 1900 this one is a mix of Queen Anne and
Neoclassical Revival styles.

The original sanctuary of the 1st United Methodist Church was
built in 1901. It has expanded over the years until it now takes
up two city blocks.

Waddill-Morris Home circa 1870, remodeled between 1914-20.

1921 Colonial Revival style home of John and Rachel Heard.
Home built around 1915 is a combination of Prairie and
Bungalow styles.

Lovely 1889 Queen Anne Style with tower.

1900 L-plan home is on the National Register of Historic Places.

1910 eclectic structure features elements of the Bungalow,
Classical Revival, and American Foursquare styles.

Horned Owl in front of the Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Glenn Mitchell Memorial Park Fountain

Children Reading sculpture in Dr. Glenn Mitchell Memorial Park.

Opened as the Ritz Theater in 1928. Closed in the 1960s.
Today the marquee is gone and it has retail shops on the
bottom floor and office space for rent on 2nd and 3rd floors.

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers.

Mural with Peace Sign and waving ribbons on the
side of the Mellow Mushroom.

Built in 1902 this home has been converted to office space.

1916 Dulaney Home is part of “Chestnut Square”

Former Foote Baptist Church from Prosper, TX. Moved to
McKinney in 1994 and renamed “The Chapel at Chestnut Square.”

We ate lunch at Spoons Café when we finished the walk.

After lunch we strolled down Kentucky to visit the former
Collin County Jail designed by F.E. Ruffini.

Across the street from the jail is this lovely Art Nouveau
style mural by Misty Oliver-Foster.

Just a little further down the street is the White Buffalo
sculpture by Jake Dobscha. He also did the Horned Owl.