I collected another new county yesterday when we walked in Baird, the county seat of Callahan County. The walk started at the T&P Depot which is a beautiful building. Unfortunately it was closed so didn’t get to go inside.
This Texas and Pacific depot, which celebrated its 100th Anniversary in November, 2011, is now both the Visitors Center and a history museum.
Old sign looks to have been restored with a new layer of paint.
Lollipop Manufacturer to the World?
Nice house hidden in the trees.
Front of the same house.
Nice cottage with tower room.
Just a really nice house.
Texas and Pacific Train mural on the side of the antique store.
Very nice “Odd Fellows” building.
Volunteer Fire Department.
1929 Classical Revival Courthouse is the counties 4th.
Camp Pecan, C.S.A. Memorial. Camp was 23 miles south of Baird.
War Memorial in front of the courthouse.
1936 Centennial Marker near the courthouse steps.
Marker to the “Bankhead Highway”. The Baird area was the mid-point of the first all weather two lane highway from Savannah, GA. to San Diego, California.
Pioneers Marker on the courthouse lawn.
Eagles adorn the corners of the courthouse.
1910 Presbyterian Church.
Information plaque on the side of the jail.
Belle Plain was originally the Callahan County Seat. That is where this jail was originally built in 1878. After the railroad bypassed the town, the county seat was moved to Baird. The jail was moved in 1883.
The Bear’s Den Archway with Silver Bell.
Carol trying to tempt the Llama with some grass.
Ed on the trail.
First United Methodist Church.
Ross Cemetery Main Entrance arch.
Pavilion Crematorium in Ross Cemetery.
Neat Texas Birdhouse.
The Callahan County Hospital was built by the WPA in 1938-1939 in an Art Deco/Art Moderne style to serve the rural population of Callahan County, Texas. It operated until 1966. The building is currently used by the Texas Department of Human Services.