Caldwell County Courthouse (Texas)

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The Caldwell County Courthouse.

The Caldwell County Courthouse is a historic courthouse located in Lockhart, Texas, United States.[1][2] 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 on January 3, 1978.[3]

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.[4] The courthouse is nearly identical to the courthouse in Goliad County, Texas, as it was built from the same Guidon plans.

The exterior of the three-story courthouse is built with cream-colored limestone and red sandstone. The central clock tower houses a four-faced Seth Thomas Clock Company clock and a 900-pound bell. The mansard roof of the courthouse is characteristic of Second Empire design.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas Historical Commission
  2. ^ City of Lockhart
  3. ^ National Register of Historic Places, listed 1978-01-03
  4. ^ Andrews, Michael (2006). Historic Texas Courthouses. Albany, Texas: Bright Sky Press. p. 98. ISBN 1931721742. 

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Coordinates: 29°53′4″N 97°40′18″W / 29.88444°N 97.67167°W / 29.88444; -97.67167