Heritage, Volume 9, Number 3, Summer 1991 Page: 6
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My husband Glenn Wolfe and I were on our
way to San Antonio when we came across the
Old Blanco County Courthouse with a banner
draped across the front.
Help Restore Me!
We stopped to take a picture. This is the kind
of news we want to print in HERITAGE. Let
us know if preservation efforts are being made
in your community.
The marker reads:
Need Some Good Advice...
On Preserving the Past?
Designed in Victorian style by architect
F.E. Ruffini. Erected in 1886 as first permanent
county courthouse. Building served
only four years-until 1890. County seat
then moved to Johnson City.
Purchased by Chas. E. Crist, the structure
entered varied career as school, Blanco
National Bank, office of Blanco County
News, opera house, Farmers' Union Hall,
and hospital (1936-70). Now houses
Blanco Museum of Early West.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark1972.
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