• Who Saves An 1887 Building? Mason, Texas

    Unfortunately, not a whole lot of us, I’m afraid. However, a couple of weeks ago, Rickey Jones and I ran away for a few days. It was rainy, messy, muddy, and absolutely wonderful weather here in Texas. It was also in the town of Mason, Texas…first settled by German immigrants…that once again my theory was proven. There are certain cultures of people who build to keep and certain cultures who do not. The Germans do.

    Believe it or not, this fabulous old school was actually built on the Texas frontier in 1887. It was built on land that once was part of Fort Mason, with  rock from the old fort. The main builder on the building was the German August Brockmann and, of course, it was a great building during its time; however, the amazing thing to me is that today, over 120 years later, the building is still serving the town of Mason. Today it is the senior citizen center on the bottom floor and houses a great county museum on the top.

    As we made our way around the small town, it was obvious that over and over again the work of buildings built long ago had been preserved: we ate in them, slept in them, researched in them, and met with the locals in them.


    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
    This entry was posted in Just Texas! Presenting Bloggers From Texansunited.com, Texas Travel and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>