Brownwood, TX 01/15/2017

We made a day trip to visit Brownwood, TX which is the county seat of Brown County. This is a new walk location but not a new county for us. We did the 6K (short) version of the walk.  The walk started at the depot.

Old Santa Fe Depot had a small Harvey House Restaurant and Hotel attached,

Old Santa Fe Depot had a small Harvey House Restaurant and Hotel attached,

Lehnis Railroad Museum exhibits the railroad history of Brownwood, Central Texas, and the American Southwest.

Lehnis Railroad Museum exhibits the railroad history of Brownwood, Central Texas, and the American Southwest.

Pullman Business Train Car, a rare piece of railroad history

Pullman Business Train Car, a rare piece of railroad history

Lion in front of the radio station. Brownwood ISD mascot is a lion.

Lion in front of the radio station. Brownwood ISD mascot is a lion.

Brownwood Civic Center

Brownwood Civic Center

Courthouse was completed on February 15, 1885.

Brown County Courthouse was completed on February 15, 1885.

From 1903 to 1981 - 78 years - it was the Brown County Jail. In 1982 it became the Brown County Museum of History.

From 1903 to 1981 – 78 years – it was the Brown County Jail. In 1982 it became the Brown County Museum of History.

Pat Coursey Park with a non-working fountain.

Pat Coursey Park with a non-working fountain.

The Lyric Theatre was built in 1914. It is currently a performing arts theater.

The Lyric Theatre was built in 1914. It is currently a performing arts theater.

Post Office building if you want to mail in your walk envelope!

Post Office building where you can mail in your walk registration!

Just a pretty house, no historical marker.

Just a pretty house, no historical marker.

St John's Church - Gothic style built in 1892

St John’s Church – Gothic style built in 1892

Arched entrance to the university.

Arched entrance to Howard Payne University.

Interesting marker about the song "Paula".

Interesting marker about the song “Hey Paula”.

Cornerstone from "Old Main" building.

Cornerstone from “Old Main” building.

Howard Payne University gates.

Howard Payne University gates.

Howard Payne University buildings.

Howard Payne University buildings.

Two of the three bell towers on the campus.

Two of the three bell towers on the campus.

John the Baptist statue on the University Mall.

John the Baptist statue on the University Mall.

Non-working clock on the University Mall.

Non-working clock on the University Mall.

Tower made from rock of burned "Old Main" building.

Tower built with rock from burned “Old Main” building.

Nice artwork in center of tower.

Nice artwork in center of tower.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

Old Brownwood High School now Family Services offices.

Old Brownwood High School now Family Services offices.

Douglas McArthur Academy

Douglas McArthur Academy

General McArthur

Statue of General McArthur

Ed coming out of tunnel under RR tracks.

Ed coming out of tunnel under RR tracks.

Local "mover and shaker".

Local “mover and shaker”.

1902 Steam locomotive in park across from Santa Fe Train Depot.

1902 Steam locomotive in park across from Santa Fe Train Depot.

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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