One of the smallest incorporated
cities in Texas, established in 1835 as Jones Post
Office. In 1854 Round Top Academy was founded, advertised
tuition for the five-month session was $10, with board,
laundry, fuel and lights to cost an additional $12 to
$15 per semester. School closed in 1861. Round Top lies
along the Texas Pioneer Trail covering four-county area.
For additional information and map, contact Henkel Square
Bethlehem Lutheran Church-
Center of Lutheran faith in Fayette
County; dedicated 1866. Stone construction and simple
lines show German architectural influence. Unique pipe
organ of hand-shaped cedar. one block west of Texas 237.
in split-rail fence on town
square, several dwellings and structures, c. 1820-1870,
with superb collection of Anglo- and German American
furnishings, utensils, and quaint decorative art of the
period. Project of the Texas Pioneer Arts Foundation.
Open noon - 5 p.m. Admission.
Founded by acclaimed pianist James
Dick. One concert weekend scheduled every month from Aug.
- Apr. For six weeks in June and July, students in
residence from throughout the world join distinguished
performers and teachers in performances of orchestral,
chamber and solo repertoire. All concerts are in
air-conditioned Festival Concert Hall on the 80-acre
permanent campus, Tours of restored building can be
arranged, For performance schedules, call (409)249-3129.
Texas 237, five blocks north of Henkel Sq.
Built in 1828 by famed Indian
fighter Col. John Henry Moore at bend in Colorado River
that is present site of La Grange. Moved to Round Top for
restoration. On Texas 237.
Winedole Historical Center-
Restored 19th-Century farmstead
with plantation homes, log cabins, fireplace kitchen,
smokehouse and barns. Center for study of ethnic cultures
of Central Texas; operated by Univ. of Texas at Austin.
Open Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, noon - 5 p.m. Group tours
Mon. - Fri., with at least two days notice. Four miles
east of Round Top via F.M. 1457 and FM. 2714 (not shown
on most highway maps). Admission.