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Colorado County Courthouse - Columbus, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 29° 42.335 W 096° 32.393
14R E 738007 N 3288695
Quick Description: There have been a total of four courthouses, the first being built in 1836. This current County Courthouse is a Eugene Heiner design from 1891.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2016 1:50:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMR447
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
Views: 2

Long Description:
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This classic revival building erected in 1890-1891 is in the form of a Greek cross. It is now one of the 28th oldest existing courthouses in Texas' 254 counties.

Contractors Martin, Byrne & Johnson built the structure of brick and Belton stone. Local Masonic Lodge laid cornerstone.

In 1909 a tornado severely damaged building. Large bell in cupola-clock tower fell 120 feet and was completely buried in the earth. During repairs, present copper dome was added. In 1939 entire building was remodeled.

Year Built: 1891

Current Use of Building: Courthouse

Level of Courts: County

Architect: Eugene Heiner

Dates this building was used to house judicial proceedings: 1891-present

Physical Address:
400 Spring St. Columbus, TX, 78934


Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm


Related Website: Not listed

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