Monday, April 9, 2012

The Courthouse that became a home

We have driven through Calvert, Texas many times and even stopped a few. It is a tiny place just over a thousand in population with  a downtown that has been turned into a series of antique stores.On our trip north on Friday the weather was beautiful, and we had time to kill so we ventured off of the main drag.

This building was built in 1875 with intentions of it being the courthouse. Calvert had been designated the county seat, but due to a Yellow Fever outbreak, many of the town leaders died, and the county seat was awarded to another nearby town. Robert Brown a wealthy merchant  bought the place in 1885 and made it into his home. In 1966 the home was made into a museum and remains open today.  
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  1. That must have been a huge home for Robert Brown...hope he had a large family to make it worthwhile.

  2. It is almost a castle to live in for a family.