Historic Williamson County Courthouse

710 Main Street
(512) 943-1670
williamsonmuseum.org

Visible for miles around, the imposing beautiful neoclassical structure is the focal point of the central business district and the fifth structure to serve as a county courthouse. Austin architect C.H. Page designed the building, projecting porticoes supported by Ionic columns, and classic pediment and balustrade detailing. The courthouse was restored to its original splendor in 2007.  Please contact the Williamson Museum for the tour schedule.

Grace Heritage Center

Grace Heritage Center817 S. Main St.
GraceHeritageCenter.com

We invite you to experience a gracious chapel, steeped in history. Set on the edge of the historic downtown Square in Georgetown’s Arts & Culture District, Grace Heritage Center is available for public tours on Thursdays and Fridays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and on First Fridays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Grace also serves as the business office of Preservation Georgetown during those hours. Rentals of Grace can be arranged through the Georgetown Library at 512.930.3552.

 

 

 

Palace Theatre

Georgetown Palace Theatre810 South Austin Avenue
(512) 869-7469
georgetownpalace.com

The Palace Theatre in the historic downtown district is home to a year-round season of live theater productions including musicals, comedies, and dramas. This former movie house was renovated and in 2001 opened as a live theater venue.

M.B. Lockett Building

circa 1885. M.B. Lockett’s prominence as a successful dry goods merchant is reflected in this impressive limestone and brick building, which was remodeled in 1896. One of Georgetown’s most outstanding examples of High Victorian commercial architecture, it features Mesker Brothers cast iron columns, an oriel windows and decorative pressed metal cornice.

119 W. 7th Street

H. C. Craig Building

circa 1903. This pressed metal storefront is one of the nearly 5,000 sold by the St. Louis firm of Mesker Brothers between 1884 and 1907. Marketed by catalog and shipped by rail, these metal fronts offered affordable yet stylish alternatives for the “public” facades of buildings. H.C. Craig Furniture store opened in this building in 1903.

115 W. 7th Street

C.A.D Clamp Buildings

Departing from the local tradition of limestone, these buildings feature imported brick facades accented by cast iron columns attributed to F. Heireman, an Austin metalwork company. Originally each featured identical metal hood molds over the windows and crowning metal cornices. A stepped brick parapet later replaced the cornice on 709 Main. Both buildings are owned by the Williamson County Sun which has published from this located since 1934.

707-709 Main Street

101 W. 7th Street

circa 1885.  An early limestone structure with carved cornices stands beneath the modern stucco facade. Early uses of the building included a local lodge meeting hall on the second floor, and a hardware/grocery store and later, the county’s oldest newspaper, the Williamson County Sun, on the first floor. Now city owned, it houses the Georgetown History and Visitor Information Center.

101 W. 7th Street

Founder’s Park

811 Main Street
(512) 930-3595

Williamson County’s first six commissioners met here under a stately oak tree in May 1848 to choose a location for the county seat. George Washington Glasscock offered to donate the land he owned jointly with Thomas B. Huling as a site for the county seat. The land was bounded by the oak tree at one corner and the San Gabriel River to the north and west. The commissioners named the town Georgetown in Glasscock’s honor.