The Uvalde Volksmarch is a Year Round Event. To participate you need to go into the Mini-Mart, request the walk box, register, leave a check in the box for $3.00, take a set of directions and have a fun walking tour of this town. Uvalde made a convenient rest stop for us on a long drive South to Eagle Pass. So here are some of the pictures I took along the walk route.
Century Plant decorated with plastic Poinsettia.
Camino Sagrado, Spanish for sacred path, is the labyrinth and prayer garden at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.
Portion of the labyrinth.
One of the copper stations of the cross that are housed in elegant wooden frames at St. Phillips Episcopal Church
St. Phillips Episcopal Church completed in 1949 followed by renovations and enlargements in the 1990s.
In the display case at the former movie theater was a poster of King Kong atop the Uvalde water tower with a crop duster plane dusting him, and with a tractor in his hand instead of a woman.
A pocket park with the 1874 house of Capt. William Benson.
Built in 1891 the Victorian Romanesque-style Grand Opera House has been refurbished and is again hosting local art performances and theater shows.
Dale Evans is just one of a series of bronze plaques on the East side of the opera house for local-born stars of stage and screen.
The chimera of an evil-looking court jester stares down at you from the opera house sign.
A tiny dragon curls around the lightning rod of the opera house.
A 1920’s fountain in a small park no longer flows. It is now just a piece of art.
Beautiful 1928 Uvalde County Courthouse presides over the town square.
Markers on the Courthouse Lawn about the highways which were built local groups before the government took over.
The 1898 Uvalde-Leader News building with a historical marker out front.
Rice Hotel & Saddlery constructed in 1909-10. The leather store was on the main floor with the hotel above it.
Nice door on the hotel.
The First State Bank of Uvalde displays a wonderful collection of bronze statues, artwork and antiques from Gov. Dolph Briscoe’s collection. The walk route went right by so we dropped in to have a quick look around.
Sir Dennis Boles and his hunting hounds, portrait by A. G. Haigh, 1925
“Christ Before Pilate” an original etching by Rembrandt.
“Head’em Up” by Melvin Warren.
Lady Caroline Briscoe (a distant relation of Dolph Briscoe) painted 1776 by Thomas Gainsborough.
Back on the walk route we continued over to Memorial Park.
Paved walking trail along the Leona River.
Old bandstand on the hill above the walking path.
Modern Art Mural
Ice Cream mural on… you guessed it an Ice Cream Store.
Just a nice old Chevy/GMC
Turtle stretching his leg along the river.
After Memorial Park we continued into a residential area with some beautiful homes.
When we arrived at the Museum it was open so we did a quick look inside.
The home of former US Vice President John Nance Garner is now the Briscoe-Garner Museum.
Historical Marker on the home just right of the main entrance.
We continued on and passed this beautiful home before coming to an old cemetery.
Historical marker at Pioneer cemetery for John King Fisher, one of the most feared and admired bad men in Southwest Texas.
Leaving the cemetery we headed back toward the start passing two nice churches along the way.
First United Methodist Church.
First Baptist Church