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Lake Brownwood Trip – Finally Posted!!!

Posted by on March 28, 2015

DSC00602It’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.

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