Hallettsville, Texas revisited.
I photographed the Lavaca County courthouse in Hallettsville in June 2009. Since then the exterior has been restored (cleaned up, really). So, I took a 100 mile drive to Hallettsville this fine Saturday morning. Arriving at 11:30, I decided to have lunch on the square. The only restaurant that was open was El Vaquero. I was in luck. They serve an excellent lunch buffet for $7.25. The food was very good. I recommend it!
After lunch I circled the square and photographed the courthouse and buildings on the square. Hallettsville has a fine square with many historic buildings, most of them in good repair. Of course, the centerpiece is the 1899 Eugene T. Heiner designed courthouse. The restoration has cleaned up what was already a magnificent example of late 19th century Romanesque style architecture. All in all, one of the best courthouses and squares in Texas. In my opinion. As a result of today's roadtrip I'll be updating the photos on the Lavaca County page.
9/25/2011 04:44:49 am
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Leonard G. Lane, Jr., AIA
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