Franklin County Courthouse Clock - Mount Vernon, TX
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Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 33° 11.379 W 095° 13.278
15S E 292919 N 3674509
Quick Description: An octagonal, domed clock tower tops the 1912 Classical Revival style courthouse designed by L.L. Thurman. The clock faces are black with white Roman numerals and hands.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2017 9:02:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMWW2E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
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A domed cupola rises from the center of the roof. The tower houses a bell and has a clock face above each courthouse elevation.

The base of the bell/clock tower is octagonal with double pilasters at each comer. The eight sides contain arched openings, some with windows, others with louvered vents. The comice, which separates the base form the dome, arches above the clock faces, creating a hood molding for the clocks. The metal domed roof is accented with ribs and topped with an octagonal finial.

Status: Working

Display: Mounted

Year built: 1/1/1912

Web link to additional info: Not listed

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