Talk about 'Off The Beaten Path'
That's where you will find Sherwood, Texas and it's Historical Courthouse!
Here are Links to Sherwood, Texas and it's history....it's another interesting Texas Town.
HiHoney and I started off our 2012 'Off The Beaten Path PhotoShoots' with a return trip to Sherwood, Texas which is about 25 miles...give or take...from San Angelo. Much to my surprise and PhotOp Delight, the Old Courthouse doors were OPEN!
In the gate we drove and up the stone steps I climbed to find a cowboy on a ladder welding a paint brush rather than a lariat. After introductions...Texans always say their Howdys, tell their historic backgrounds, share their Texas connections and BS a bit before getting down to business...which was 'I sure would appreciate takin' some pictures of this great old building'.
"You betcha", said Cowboy painter, who is in the process of restoring the still Rock Solid building to it's former glory for the citizens of Sherwood and surrounding area to use as a Community Center. It's booked for upcoming weddings and other events starting in April 2012. "We've got a ways to go, but we'll have it ready", said the Tin Ceiling Restore-rator. "Make yourself at home and take all the pictures you like", he said. So, Ya'll, let's head up the stairs to the second floor .
As I said earlier, it's still a 'Rock Solid' Building and a testament to
'They don't MakeEm like this anymore'.
From my first post of 2012...'Imagine That',
you will recognize the Pews and interior shots of the Courthouse Chambers.
I imagine in the past, the Court Room served as a place of
'Here Comes DaJudge' and a place of 'Here Comes DaJudgement Day!
I don't know for sure, but I suspect that 'DaJudge' was a fan of BINGO!
Since the Courthouse Clock never was meant to Chime,
I was not surprised to see this
Alternate Chiming Device!
This magnificent Courthouse, built in 1901 is surmounted with a tower bearing a
with it's hands set at the supposed time of
Abraham Lincoln's death.