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 structure was equipped with the latest conveniences of the day, including electricity.
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. Touch for map. Marker is located on the west side of the grounds of the Caldwell County courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Lockhart TX 78644, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Caldwell County (a few steps from this marker); Caldwell County Confederate Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Eugene Clark Library (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church of Lockhart (about 500 feet away); Battle of Plum Creek (approx. ¼ mile away); Rafael Rios No. 1 (approx. 12 miles away); Bunton Branch Bridge (approx. 14½ miles away); Buda (approx. 17.1 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.)
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