We drove out to the Texas Hill Country town of Mason to enjoy a historical walking tour (Volksmarch) to see the sights. The host for our box is the Hill Country Inn and we appreciate them for doing that for our club.
At the corner of the Inn’s property is a historical marker about the first meeting of Comanche and German settlers.
Our first view of the Mason County Courthouse which dates from 1909.
Vintage movie theater from 1928. Refurnished and open again.
Mason Police Department sits next to the courthouse.
A good example of a small, nineteenth-century jail, this structure was built in 1894 from the brown sandstone available in the nearby hills.
Mason Bank Building
Carol and Ed posed with statue of “Old Yeller” which is in front of the public library. The author of “Old Yeller” was Fred Gipson who was from Mason.
Constructed in 1887, by August Brockmann, of stone from fort buildings. Served Mason until 1952, with curriculum including music and German. Old school is now a museum.
Bluebonnets are still blooming.
Our first view of the old Fort Mason.
Historical marker in front of the fort.
Marker on the only remaining fort building.
Old bathtub on display inside.
Small cannon next to the fort.
Flags flying in front of the fort.
View of the courthouse from the old fort.
There were a lot of water towers scattered around town.
Beautiful old house.
Interesting grouping coming up.
A close-up view shows a water tower here also.
Another beautiful old house.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church built 1876.
Veteran’s Memorial on a corner of the courthouse square.
A Smithsonian Art Inventory Sculpture on the courthouse lawn.
Another view of the courthouse where you can see the clock (which isn’t working).
An old bridge.
We crossed the bridge which is a cement truss from 1918.
remarkable Victorian residence that is one of the best examples of Italianate architecture in the Texas Hill Country.
On the U.S. Register of Historical Places.
First United Methodist Church built in 1890.
F. Hoerster Building circa 1906 on the courthouse square.
Nice mural as we head back to the Inn to finish the walk.