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Caldwell County Courthouse - Lockhart, Texas

REMEMBERING THE COURTHOUSE

Rick Scott remembers his father,
Caldwell County Judge Scott,
and his inspections of the Courthouse
"I winced every step he took on those aging platforms and walkways of the courthouse. I was always thinking to myself how we would go about extricating him when the boards would break. But he just carried on like a monkey in a tree. He was in love with that courthouse and he knew every inch of it because he had explored it himself.
Caldwell County Courthouse district courtroom, Lockhart, Texas
Caldwell County Courthouse District Courtroom
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2006
The 1894 Caldwell County Courthouse staircase, Lockhart, Texas
Caldwell County Courthouse Interior
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2006
The 1894 Caldwell County Courthouse cupola, Lockhart, Texas
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2009
Getting to the big clock on top was a bit of a challenge at first. Workers had taken away the walkway supposedly so that no pranksters could get to it and damage the clock. Dad just had me go down a level and retrieve a five foot section of 2x 6 and he shimmied up it.

He would not listen to letting his much younger and healthier son go first. HE had to do the inspection. That's the way it always was with him. I had been following him around and helping him work for 35-odd years by then. I started by holding a flashlight for him when he worked on something and he was always working.

The man had tremendous energy. I never saw anyone work like that before or since. At the farm, at work at Goodyear, or in politics, his energy was endless. He chaired CAPCO, sat on boards, and he and Bonnie were always taking people in who needed help. I loved that man."

See Judge Leonard W. Scott of Caldwell County
Caldwell County Courthouse interior staircase, Lockhart, Texas
View from the third floor.
TE photo, 2003
Caldwell County Courthouse staircase and tile work
Wood and tile details.
TE photo, 2003
Caldwell County Courthouse golden door-knobs
Fanciest doorknobs between Austin and San Antonio
TE photo, 2003
Caldwell County Courthouse clerk room, Lockhart, Texas
The County Clerk's Office
TE photo, 2003
Caldwell County Courthouse courtroom balcony, Lockhart, Texas
Courtroom balcony
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2006
Caldwell County Courthouse courtroom balcony, Lockhart, Texas
Courtroom balcony
TE photo 2003
Caldwell County Courthouse jury room, Lockhart, Texas
Looking down from the balcony into the main courtroom.
TE photo 2003
Caldwell County Courthouse tile work
A corner of the ground floor
TE photo 2003
Caldwell County Courthouse close-up,
TE photo 2003
Judge

Judge Leonard W. Scott of Caldwell County

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