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Historical Spots All Georgetown Residents Must See

Last modified on August 29th, 2017 at 10:21 pm

Gardens at Verde Vista Shares Favorite Historical Spots All Georgetown Residents Must See

Much of the history surrounding Georgetown, Texas still stands today including 19th and early 20th Century homes, landmarks, parks and monuments every Georgetown resident must see.

Historic Districts – The city has more than 180 Nationally Registered Historic homes and buildings that showcase the incredible past of Georgetown real estate. Meandering the streets of downtown you’ll come across a number of beautiful fully restored homes and buildings throughout these historic districts that you can see via a walking or driving tour. Here are only a few:

  • Belford Historic District – located between the 1200 – 1900 blocks of Austin Ave and Main St.
  • Elm Street Historic District – five houses along University Ave built between 1889 and 1900
  • Williamson County Courthouse Historic District – two-story limestone buildings featuring Victorian commercial design that encircle the courthouse in the center of the Historic Georgetown Square.

Williamson County Courthouse

Williamson County Courthouse – The sprawling Greek Revival courthouse was built in 1910 and opened in 1911, replacing the Victorian courthouse constructed in 1878. The courthouse was fully restored to its 1911 splendor in 2007 and tours are available through the Williamson Museum. The courthouse grounds and surrounding square are dotted with historical markers that share the rich history of the city.

Lake Georgetown and Dam

Lake Georgetown Dam – Planned as part of a flood control measure for the Brazos River system, a dam creating Lake Georgetown was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1979. The lake and adjoining parks and recreational facilities were opened in 1981. There is a historical marker and overlook at the North Fork of the San Gabriel River that shares some of the history of the area.

Williams Middle School

Williams Middle School – Formerly the Georgetown High School, the location of the school itself is of historical significance for the city of Georgetown and its educational development. The school was built on the original Southwestern University grounds. Charles H. Page, renowned architect and builder of the Texas Building in the St. Louis World’s Fair, was the designer of the Georgetown High School that opened its doors in 1923. The building’s design is heavily influenced by the Spanish Colonial Revival style of architecture.

Southwestern University Main Building

Southwestern University Main Building – The oldest building on the present day campus was built in 1898 and has been carefully preserved. Operating as the administrative building, it remains one of the finest examples of Richardsonian-Romanesque revival architecture in Texas’ collegiate history.

Georgetown Light and Waterworks Building

Georgetown Light and Waterworks Building – Now home to the Georgetown Police Department, this building is one of the best representations and only fully intact examples of early industrial architecture in the city. The building was built in 1911.

Inner Space Cavern – Discovered in 1963 by a core-drilling team, the cave was carved by water and lies along the Balcones Fault. Estimated to be 100 million years old, 95 percent of the formations within the cave are still growing. Inner Space is a great place to take the entire family to learn about prehistoric eras and the creatures that roamed the area.

Spicewood Communities, new home builders Georgetown, invite you to explore these many wonderful historic places that you’ll find minutes from your dream new home for sale Georgetown, TX in Gardens at Verde Vista.

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