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Schleicher County Courthouse, Texas

County Seat – Eldorado

Built – 1924

Architect – Henry T. Phelps

Style – Classical Revival

Photos taken – April 22, 2006

go to Eldorado

go to Historic Schleicher County Jail

Eldorado (el do rA do) is a sleepy west Texsas town.  As with most of these communities, they mostly exist to supply local ranches.  Unless, of course there’s oil around – but that’s not the case here.  The courthouse has a nice setting, with lots of shade for the summer heat.  While it needs restoration, it has a charm and unity in style that is timeless.  The architect – Henry Phelps, worked on quite a few Texas courthouses in the early parts of the 20th century.  He was a San Antonio architect, it I remember correctly.


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