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Friends of Historic Nacogdoches unveils statue of 19th century architect

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Residents and visitors to Nacogdoches are encouraged by historians to notice the unique architecture of Diedrich Rulfs.

After today they'll be reminded by a sculpture of the late 19th century architect. The bronze sculpture is a likeness of the German-born architect who designed most of Nacogdoches' elegant historic homes, including the Jones House where this statue sits.

This is the seventh sculpture in the oldest town in Texas produced by the Friends of Historic Nacogdoches Inc.

"We tried to capture him in the moment of creation with his tools in hand doing what he loved to do," Michael Pavlosky, the sculptor, said.

"We have one more in this phase which will complete the fourth statue which will be Reverend George Crockett and it will be at the Episcopal Church on Mound Street," said Anna Middlebrook of Friends of Historic Nacogdoches. "And that will be the last one for this phase, but for the future, who knows what that will hold."

It's all part of the heritage walk that gives a pictorial tour of the leaders of Nacogdoches' diverse history.

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