On January 22, the National Trust for Historic Preservation will announced a month-long campaign to celebrate Texas courthouses. Beginning in February, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Texas Historical Commission, and Preservation Texas invite the public to show their love for these iconic places through online photo and story sharing.
In 2012, the National Trust listed Texas’ historic courthouses to its list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for the second time, and has since named them a National Treasure, signifying their national significance and the Trust’s ongoing commitment to their preservation.
In conjunction with this distinction, National Trust staff will tour a select number of Texas courthouses as part of their new “I Love Texas Courthouses” initiative. The Llano County Courthouse has been selected to demonstrate the value of the Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program. The courthouse was restored in 2002. Major funding for the project was provided through the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program, the largest preservation grant program in the country.
National Trust, THC and Preservation Texas representatives visited Llano on January Wednesday, January 23, to spotlight the restored courthouse and spoke with local citizens to find out why Llano County loves its courthouse.
More information on how to get involved is available at www.ilovetexascourthouses.org.