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Schleicher County

Schleicher County is named for Gustav Schleicher, who was an early engineer and legislator in Texas.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Irion County and Tom Green County 

E – Menard County

S – Sutton County

W – Crockett County

 

Created:  April 1, 1887                            Map of Texas highlighting Schleicher County

County Seat: 

Eldorado  1887 – present

 

County Courthouse – Eldorado

 

Location:  2 Divide Street / East Murchison Avenue

Built:  1923 – 1924

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio

Contractor:  San Antonio Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story buff colored native stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The southwest and northeast sides have projecting center sections with four half-round giant order Doric columns which support a large entablature at the roof line. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the southeast side of the second story. On the north side of the building is the old two story County Jail.

 

See:  The architect Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio, Texas

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a two story frame structure built in 1902. The buiklding burned in 1917. The second and present courthouse was built with native stone which was obtained from nearby quarries. The cost of construction was $60,000.

 

 

 

County Courthouse – Eldorado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture 1902 County Courthouse

 

 

Old County Jail – Eldorado

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2014 and 2019