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Former Calvert Courthouse
Calvert, Texas

Texas Historic Landmark

Photos courtesy Stephen Michaels and Barclay Gibson
Former Robertson County Courthouse, Calvert, Texas
The Hammond House in Calvert
"Former Calvert" Courthouse"
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, May 2008
Robertson County Courthouse historical marker, Calvert, Texas
Former Calvert Courthouse Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, May 2008
Historical Marker Text

Former Calvert Courthouse

Most imposing public building in early Robertson County.

After becoming county seat in 1870, Calvert lost many leaders in 1873 yellow fever epidemic. As planned, this Courthouse was begun in 1875; but before its completion, Franklin was named county seat, in 1879.

Robert A. Brown, a merchant, investor and planter, purchased this building in 1885. With help of his wife, Lucy Herndon Brown, he made it into a residence.

In 1909 his heirs sold it to Mrs. Fannie L. Hammond, in whose family it remained until 1966, when it became a museum.
Former Robertson County Courthouse, Calvert, Texas
View from the East
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, May 2008
Former Robertson County Courthouse, Calvert, Texas
Close-up view showing ornate brickwork
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, May 2008
Former Robertson County Courthouse Ivy Hall, Calvert, Texas
An nameplate in the sidewalk hints at yet another use of the building.
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, May 2008
Former Robertson County Courthouse, Calvert, Texas
It is thought that the connected annex was intended to be the jail.
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, May 2008
Former Robertson County Courthouse stable,  Calvert, Texas
Stable Building?
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, May 2008
Hammond House, former Calvert courthouse, Texas
Former Calvert Courthouse as it appeared in May 2008
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, May 2008
Former Robertson County courthouse in Calvert, Texas
Former Calvert Courthouse as it appeared in September 2004
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson
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