Sounds of Music LbNA # 14377
|Placed Date||Apr 2 2005|
|Last Update||Oct 15 2011|
This letterbox, placed in honor of an internationally acclaimed Institute for young musicians, is located in a small town on the edge of Texas Hill Country.
The original name of this town was Jones Post Office after the town's postmaster John Rice Jones Jr. who also happened to be the first postmaster general for the Republic of Texas.
With a population of less than 100 people, this town has a lot to offer: antique fairs, restored historical buildings, concerts and Shakespearean plays. It was voted one of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America.
Just north of town, the Institute operates 200-acre campus featuring the oldest Texas-built organ and unique concert hall of acoustic beauty unrivaled in Texas. To find the letterbox, first locate this concert hall. Enjoy the beautiful gardens; explore the Old Chapel and the Memorial Plaza.
When you are ready to look for the letterbox go across the road from the concert hall and find the apricot colored Victorian house with a porch. The gardens surrounding the house are open to the public without charge. Guided tours are available at a modest charge.
Go to the Pharmacy Gardens planted behind this house. Look for the stone bridge on your left. Cross it and follow the trail. Turn left at the intersection. This path will take you to another bridge and the small ruin next to it. Donít cross this bridge. Face the ruin with a big tree on your left. The letterbox is in the crevice under the foundation slab. Donít forget to prod with a stick first. Please re-hide well.
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