Coleman, TX (Coleman County ) – 02/15/2018

Coleman is the county seat for Coleman County.  It is just east of last week’s Coke County.  The county was named for Robert M. Coleman, a signer of Texas Declaration of Independence and a hero of the Battle of San Jacinto. The walk started at the Courthouse and we walked around looking at the memorials before heading out to walk.

Bell from the 1884 Coleman County Courthouse.

Plaque on a boulder commemorating the cattle drives that came through Coleman.

World War II plaque

Plaque from a bridge that no longer exists.

1952 Coleman County Courthouse.

Erected in 1890, this Victorian style jail is still in use today.

Library named after Mrs. J. A. B. Miller who worked as an unpaid librarian here for 41 years!

Fire Department used to share a building with City Hall, but there is now a new City Hall up the street.

Vintage gas station of red brick.   Pumps and signs have been removed.

Three story red brick high school has been vacant since at least 2008.

Coleman Masonic Lodge #496 AF & AM chartered in 1878.

First United Methodist Church built in 1959.

Robey House was a B&B. It is now up for sale.

Victorian house – no information available.

Large cactus

The Blair House – circa 1914 – Classical Revival Style.

Built in 1917 as a Presbyterian Church this building was donated in 2005 to the Coleman Heritage, Arts & Preservation Society and is now a museum.

One story large brick Post Office erected in 1931.

Ed with a ghost sign for Coca-Cola saying it costs 5¢

Inspired by Aaron Watson’s song “These Old Boots Have Roots”.

Artist took advantage of a broken curb to make this cute mouse.

Metal dragonflies adorn the side of a building.

Mural painted as album cover for Aaron Watson’s music album.

Mural celebrates Coleman’s Prickly Pear Food & Wine Festival.

Brandin’ Wall by the Circle C Cowbells.

Local ranchers sponsored “cattle portraits” in the bricked-up windows of a vacant building downtown.

Vacant building painted to look like a barnyard

First Baptist Church – could not find out when it was built.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church – Bishop Joseph Fiorenza presided with the dedication on June 6, 1962.

Badly in need of restoration, this was once a lovely 1-story brick and stucco Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Depot.

Down the tracks from the depot is an interesting building.  Could not read the sign so not sure what it was.

We came back and ate hamburgers at the lunch counter after the walk. I recommend it highly!

Mural on the Library has Sherlock Holmes, Alice in Wonderland, and Wizard of OZ.

Coleman County Medical Center

Restored Sinclair Station is home to CMS Health Care, Inc.

Coleman Texas makes up the deer’s antlers in this mural on a vacant building.

Rancho Loma Vineyards (RLV) took an old empty building in downtown Coleman and turned it into a winery with a tasting room.

A large frosted donut with sprinkles on the side of the donut shop.

Coleman ISD mascot is the Blue Cats.

Small six side gazebo with carousel horse wind vane .

Sign for the Humane Society Thrift store has a cat and dog.

  

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3 Responses to Coleman, TX (Coleman County ) – 02/15/2018

  1. Fun walk! Loved the cow portraits! –Curt

  2. Marie Rogers says:

    Such lovely old buildings. I hope they preserve, restore, and re-purpose them.

  3. Gypsy Bev says:

    Looked like art work all around town. Glad you are out walking again.

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