2012-03-01 / Community News

Chris Meister to Speak in Giddings

The Lee County Heritage Society and the Lee County Historical Commission is hosting a special event at the Schubert-Fletcher House on March 1, 2012 at noon. Special guest author, Chris Meister will be here to speak about J. Gordon Reilley, architect of the Lee County Courthouse. A light lunch will be served to accommodate the lunch hour visitors.

The first Lee County courthouse in Giddings burned in 1897 and was replaced in 1899 by the current structure, and was named a historic landmark in 1968. The building, classified as a Richardsonian Romanesque Style, was restored in 1982. It is built along the lines of the New York State Capitol.

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