It’s been over 3 weeks since returning on our Lake Brownwood trip – and I’m just now getting all of the pages updated. I’m continuing a trend of adding links to Light Room slidehows. I believe they’re easier to see and operate – but harder to link. Anyhow – right now I’ve added the following County Courthouses: Callahan, Coleman, Brown, Eastland, Mills, Stephens, Shackelford, Palo Pinto and Commanche. In addition, we revisited Hamilton County Courthouse – as it has been renovated since we first visited there some years ago. All in all a good cross-section of Texas Courthouse architecture. Shackelford is a stellar example of the 1880’s and has been faithfully restored. Eastland and Commanche are really good period pieces dating from the 1920’s and 30’s. I enjoyed Mills county from the early 1900’s and Stephens County Courthouse was a really terrific Classical Revival work. The Stephens Courthouse has a great story in the twin courtrooms. Palo Pinto Courthouse overshadows a tiny little town of the same name. Callahan was nothing too special – and the Coleman Courthouse was the epitomy of 1950’s exuberance – when they totally encased a more historical and more interesting courthouse in what can truthfully be called ‘ugly’. But even that courthouse had some redeeming qualities – namely it was very photogenic against the blue Texas sky.