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Cameron County Courthouse - Brownsville, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 25° 54.230 W 097° 29.745
14R E 650674 N 2865898
Quick Description: The second Cameron County Courthouse, a simple Beaux-Arts building with four identical facades, was designed in 1912 by San Antonio architect Atlee B. Myers. Rather plain from the outside, inside is a distinctive (and beautiful) stained glass dome.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 3/8/2008 6:14:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM3B8H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 71

Long Description:
Hidden from view by the parapet wall, at the center of the roof, is a dome filled with stained glass. Inside, corridors lead from each of the four entrances to the rotunda lit by sunlight filtering through the dome. The courthouse was restored, both inside and out, for use by the Cameron County Commissioner’s Court in 2006.
Street address:
1150 East Madison Street
Brownsville, TX USA


County / Borough / Parish: Cameron County

Year listed: 1980

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Courthouse

Current function: Courthouse

Hours of operation: From: 8:00 AM To: 4:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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