On Saturday, the 26th, we were guests of our friends Joe & Julia Mashburn at their new country home near Fayetteville, Texas. Joe is an architect and faculty member at the University of Houston. I've had the pleasure of his company and friendship since we met in the fall of 1979 at TAMU, where we taught in the College of Architecture.
Joe & Julia named their "spread" Lafayette Farms. It's just across the road from the 19th century Brethern Church, a couple of miles southeast of Fayetteville. The church was built in 1874 by Czech-Moravians.
After the party at Lafayette Farms we spent a wonderful night at the Country Place Hotel in nearby Fayetteville. This historic building on the square is owned and operated by architect Clovis Heimsath and his wife, Maryann. Donna and I had a delightful stay and a delicious breakfast Sunday morning with Joe & Julia and friends before returning to Houston.
Fayetteville square is home to the Fayette County Precint No. 2 courthouse, dating from 1880; thus the connection to this website.
Leonard G. Lane, Jr., AIA
- Chronological Order (of my visits)
- County List (alphabetical)
- County Seat List (alphabetical)
- Texas Courthouse Blog
- James Riely Gordon, Architect
- Eugene T. Heiner, Architect
- Henry T. Phelps, Architect
- Alfred Giles, Architect
- Corneil G. Curtis, Architect
- Wesley Clark Dodson, Architect
- Lang & Witchell Architects
- Voelcker & Dixon, Architects
- Wyatt C. Hedrick, Architect
- David S. Castle, Architect
- Page Brothers, Architects
- James Edward Flanders, Architect
- Pierce, Norris, Pace & Associates, Architects & Engineers