Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Anderson Texas

On the way back from the antiques shows in Roundtop/Warrenton we stopped in the little county seat of Grimes County in Anderson. This is the smallest town in the county but still holds on to the county seat and has a pretty little courthouse.

Many of the houses and buildings are from the 1850's. Anderson was a way station for the stage lines in early days and below is the old Inn which served in the 1850's.  This is still a farming community.
The Inn is a State Museum now.

Another house below
There is one row of old houses along the edge of town that all seem to be similar and built about the same time.

Along that one street all these houses shared a design and most were falling down or being worked on slowly.  The house above is the one where the fence comes from on my header today.

Below a Church:

Another wonderful and well kept house:

The old Anderson Hotel which is  no longer a hotel as you can see, but an antique store open only on weekends.
A little building no longer used which sits directly across from the courthouse:
and below another former store that has seen better days:

There were many dilapidated buildings and houses.  It looks like no one has "discovered" Anderson.  It is a nice side trip when you are near Brenham and Navasota.
We once picnicked on the grounds of the little store across from the Courthouse on a business day and even though a small, very small town business at the courthouse was hopping.

1 comment:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Love Anderson and the buildings you showed. My favorite place is the old home place that's down from Joe's Antique Shop. The house is in such ruins but you could tell at one time it was a great place. I stand at the fence and always try to peek in when we drive through.