Caldwell County Courthouse, Lockhart

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The Caldwell County Courthouse is a historic courthouse located in Lockhart, Texas, United States. 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.
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. 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.
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  • The Caldwell County Courthouse is a marvelous example of the architecture of Texas County Courthouses. Built, I believe, in 1893, the building is an historical landmark that has been beautifully maint...  more »
  • Really worth a long look while passing through town. The type of architecture that needs to be studied. A beautiful building in a nice, typical small-town Texas setting.  more »
  • Beautiful building, I thoroughly enjoy checking out the court house's that serve as the county administrative seats message of Texas. They are unique not only in architecture by in what you may find on their grounds. This was no exception, It was obvious to note the civic pride that the county takes in their court house. Even more interesting word the hosting of the recent election results in the front. There are various historic markers and commemorative statues on the grounds. Commemorating the Civil War and World War . We had no business at the court and was closed so we did not go Inside. Very unique though in comparison to other county's court house's that I have seen.
  • Beautiful and peaceful. A wonderful tribute to our soldiers.

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