Caldwell County Courthouse BW

May 19, 2019  •  2 Comments

Last weekend I went out to Lockhart, TX and took a few photos around the town squareLockhart is the county seat of Caldwell County and as such - like many Texas towns - the middle of the town square has the county courthouse.  The Caldwell County Courthouse is rather picturesque and has this Victorian-style look to it, at least to me anyway.  My theory is that any house or structure that has this Victorian look to it is haunted.  I wonder how many ghosts are in this baby?

Here's more info about the courthouse from Wikipedia (so it must be true. ;-)).

The Caldwell County Courthouse is a historic courthouse located in Lockhart, Texas, United States.[2][3] The courthouse was built in 1894 to replace the existing courthouse, which was too small for the growing county. The courthouse was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1976 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing property of the Caldwell County Courthouse Historic District on January 3, 1978.[4]

The courthouse was built in the Second Empire architectural style, with the design often attributed to Alfred Giles; however, recent research indicates the building was designed by Henry E.M. Guidon, who eventually became partners with Giles.[5] The courthouse is nearly identical to the courthouse in Goliad County, Texas, as it was built from the same Guidon plans.

The exterior has been featured in the films What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) and Waiting for Guffman (1996).

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

Caldwell County Courthouse BW 01Caldwell County Courthouse BW 01Taken on the town square in Lockhart, TX. To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

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Comments

Evan(non-registered)
Thanks, Mike!
Michael W Criswell(non-registered)
Very cool building and architecture, I like how you framed it
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