Lockhart in Caldwell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Caldwell County Courthouse
In April 1893, Judge George W. Kyser and Commissioners J.H. Jolley, G.A. McGee, C.R. Smith, and R.A. Tiller approved plans for the present courthouse. The cornerstone was laid by Lockhart Lodge No. 690, A.F.&A.M., on August 15, 1893. Contractors Martin, Byrne, and Johnston completed the building on March 19, 1894.
The 3-story structure is built of sandstone with red sandstone trim. It displays the fine workmanship and elaborate detail common to architecture of the period. The mansard roof is characteristic of the Second Empire style that was often used for public buildings. The courthouse is topped by a central clock tower, with additional towers at each corner and flanking the north and south entrances. When it was built, the
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9760.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 29° 53.058′ N, 97° 40.326′ W. Marker is in Lockhart, Texas, in Caldwell County. Marker is on S. Main Street north of E. Market Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the west side of the grounds of the Caldwell County courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lockhart TX 78644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caldwell County (a few steps from this marker); Caldwell County Confederate Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Eugene Clark Library (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church of Lockhart (about 500 feet away); Emmanuel Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); Caldwell County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Susanna Dickinson Hannig-Messenger of the Alamo (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lockhart.
Also see . . .
1. Caldwell County Courthouse - Wikipedia entry(Submitted on December 13, 2015.)
2. Caldwell County Courthouse - TexasEscapes.com. (Submitted on December 13, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.