THIS IS A STOP ON THE SALADO NATIONAL LANDMARKS TOUR - PLEASE RESPECT THE PROPERTY OF ANY PRIVATE BUSINESS OR RESIDENTS AT THIS LANDMARK.
Possibly the most important non-residential structure in Salado was Salado College (archeological site #41BL241), which was built about 1861. I t now exists only as ruins on a h i l l just south of the creek. The building originally stood two stories t a l l , with the main entrance facing south. The west wall and the northeast comer of the east wall are a l l that survive, and both are i n deteriorated condition amid piles of stone rubble. Examination of the remains, however, reveals a surprising sophistication in the construction of the stone walls, which were once plastered with a lime mortar and scored to emulate smooth, precise ashlar courses. Originally topping the two-story walls was a pronounced cornice with carved-stone molding just beneath the eaves of the roofline.