Tarleton students document Glen Rose history


Tarleton State University
Thursday, July 19, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton State University graduate students have been documenting the historic buildings fronting the courthouse square in Glen Rose and have assisted in nominating the structures for National Register of Historic Places designation.

The students took a graduate-level course in historic preservation offered by Dr. T. Lindsay Baker in the Department of Social Sciences. Research toward preparation of the nomination comprised part of their study on the broader subject of historic preservation. Using county commissioners’ court minutes, historic tax records, newspapers, historic photographs and other sources, they chronicled each of the commercial buildings that face onto the courthouse square in the seat of Somervell County.

The 1893 courthouse is already listed on the national register.

In addition to their research in Glen Rose, an agreement between Tarleton and the city allowed the students to attend the annual Preservation Summit in Austin in March. The event was sponsored by Preservation Texas and included staff members of the Texas Historical Commission. The commission will evaluate the students’ nomination of the eligible buildings on the Glen Rose courthouse square to the National Register of Historic Places.

“It was a great learning experience for the students to participate in the Preservation Summit,” Baker said. “It gave them the opportunity to attend their first professional meeting and to learn first-hand about historic preservation efforts statewide.”


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: T. Lindsay Baker

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