DeWitt County Courthouse, Texas
November 1, 2019
This beautiful old Courthouse is in Cuero, Texas. It was designed in the Romanesque Revival style. This structure was completed in 1897. It is a three-story sandstone structure with a six-story clock tower. The sandstone is rusticated throughout; the main fabric is of a cream color, the trim of red sandstone. Cuero was named a town in 1843, but its establishment was unsuccessful at the time. “Cuero” is the Spanish translation of the Indian word for “hides”. Cuero was finally established by John C. French and Gustav Scheicher who laid out a town in January 1873, to serve as the terminus of the Gulf, Wester, and Pacific Railroad. Thirty years of bitter feuding between towns had passed before Cuero was chosen as the county seat in 1876. Between 1846 and 1876 the county records were moved at least four times. A big “shout-out” and thanks to Wayne Wendel for helping me identify which county and town this courthouse is located. Like I’ve said before, I need to pay some more attention to my notetaking while we are on vacation. 😊
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