Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Good for the Soul" Mini-Break: Jeff Davis County Courthouse

We're happy to feature the Jeff Davis County Courthouse today, and invite you to spend a few minutes visiting the photographs and artifacts on display inside.  You'll see images of some of Fort Davis' most recognizable buildings being constructed in the early days of this charming small community.  Pictured here is a quilt made in 2004 of many of those buildings important to the history of Fort Davis.  Take a few minutes out of your day, to view the quilt and the many fascinating photographs of early life in the Fort Davis area.

The Courthouse was built in 1910 (replacing the original adobe courthouse), in the Classical Revival style, while the clock tower is Beaux-Arts. The alternating horizonal bands of pink are rusticaed stone from locally quarried materials.  Here's a link to the history of Jeff Davis County, courtesy of the Texas State Historical Association.

Today's Feature:  Stone Village Market
Locals and regional visitors like to pick up trail snacks at Fort Davis' Stone Village Market, as well as enjoy soups, sandwiches and delicious bakegoods.  Simple outdoor dining is possible on the front porch of the store, or at a couple of tables inside.  Coffee, cold drinks, produce and simple groceries are available at the store too!  It is located next to the cycle-friendly 1935 restored Stone Village Tourist Camp!

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