Caldwell County

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Caldwell County is named for Mathew Coldwell, who was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and a soldier during the Texas Revolution.

 

Created:  March 6, 1848

County Seat: 

Lockhart  1848 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lockhart  

 

Location:  110 South Main Street / San Antonio Street

Built:  1893 – 1894

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  Henri E M Guindon of Gilies and Guindon

Contractor:  Martin, Byrne & Johnston

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story Muldoon Blue sandstone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a recessed arched entrance on the first story with semi-circular window on the second story and balcony on the third story. On either side of the entrance are Square towers with steep roofs rising above the roof line. On each corner of the building is a square tower with mansard roof. The building is trimmed with Pecos red colored sandstone. On the center of the roof is a high square clock tower with clock and steep roof at the top. The building was restored in 1999 to 2000. The architect was Ford, Powell & Carson, Inc., the contractor was American Restoration, Inc. and the project manager was Herndon Stauch & Associates Inc.

 

Note:  Previous courthouses were built in 1848 and 1858

 

County Justice Center – Lockhart

 

The County Justice Center is located at 1703 South Colorado Street to the south of the center of the city. The building was a former Wal Mart store. The building was converted for use as a courthouse, The architect was Steinbomer and Associates of Austin and the contractor was Braun & Butler Construction.

 

Former County Judicial Center – Lockhart  

 

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Location:  201 East San Antonio Street / North Commerce Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a one story concrete structure. The building is located in the center of the city. The southwest entrance has a projecting red colored overhang. Along the south and west sides are vertical pillars. The roof line is flat. The building was a former savings and loan company.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Travis County and Bastrop County

E – Fayette County and Gonzales County

S – Guadalupe County

W – Hays County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Former County Judicial Center

Photos taken 2014 and 2019