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Cameron County Courthouse, 1150 East Madison Street, Brownsville, Cameron County, TX



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Item Title


Location
1150 East Madison Street, Brownsville, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3272
Building/structure dates: 1912 initial construction
Significance: Cameron County Courthouse, designed by prominent San Antonio architect Atlee B. Ayres, in 1912, is the second Cameron County Courthouse building. It is notable for its academic architectural detailing and striking interior which features a three-story rotunda topped by a stained-glass dome. Lavish plaster ornamentation used in the interior is reminiscent of that used by Louis Sullivan and the Chicago School.

Related Names
Ayres, Atlee B.
Cameron, Ewen


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 DISTANCE VIEW FROM WEST.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 SOUTHWEST ELEVATION.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 MAIN ENTRANCE, SOUTHWEST FACADE.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 DETAIL ORNAMENTATION, THIRD FLOOR.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 FIRST-FLOOR STAIRWAY.
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 FIRST-FLOOR HALLWAY.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 SECOND-FLOOR LIGHTING AND ORNAMENT.
10. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 ROTUNDA AND SKY-DOME.
11. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 STAIR RAILING, SECOND FLOOR.
12. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 THIRD-FLOOR ROTUNDA AND SKY DOME.
13. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 UPPER DETAIL, ENTRANCE FACADE.
14. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 FIRST-FLOOR WINDOW DETAIL.
15. Historic American Buildings Survey, Bill Engdahl for Hedrich-Blessing, Photographers, February, 1979 CORNICE DETAIL.
16. Historic American Buildings Survey, PHOTOCOPY OF ORIGINAL 1912 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING; TWO TYPICAL ELEVATIONS.
17. Historic American Buildings Survey, PHOTOCOPY OF ORIGINAL 1912 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING; TYPICAL DETAIL OF ELEVATIONS.
18. Historic American Buildings Survey, PHOTOCOPY OF ORIGINAL 1912 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING; TYPICAL DETAIL OF MAIN STAIRS, BASEMENT TO THIRD FLOOR.
19. Historic American Buildings Survey, PHOTOCOPY OF ORIGINAL 1912 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING; LONGITUDINAL SECTION.
20. Historic American Buildings Survey, PHOTOCOPY OF ORIGINAL 1912 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING; FIRST FLOOR PLAN.
21. Historic American Buildings Survey, PHOTOCOPY OF ORIGINAL 1912 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING; SECOND FLOOR PLAN.
22. Historic American Buildings Survey, PHOTOCOPY OF ORIGINAL 1912 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING; THIRD FLOOR PLAN.
23. Historic American Buildings Survey, PHOTOCOPY OF ORIGINAL 1912 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING; BASEMENT PLAN.


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