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Home > Texas > Columbus > Colorado County Courthouse, Courthouse Square, Columbus, Colorado County, TX



B&W Photos
Exterior Perspective View Of Northwest Corner
HB1113267
Exterior Perspective View Of Northwest Corner
Exterior Perspective View Of Southeast Corner
HB1113268
Exterior Perspective View Of Southeast Corner
Exterior View Of Dome And South Pediment From Roof Of The Opera House
HB1113269
Exterior View Of Dome And South Pediment From Roof Of The Opera House
Detail At South (main) Entrance
HB1113270
Detail At South (main) Entrance
Detail At West Entrance
HB1113271
Detail At West Entrance
Interior View Of The District Courtroom, Looking South
HB1113272
Interior View Of The District Courtroom, Looking South
Interior View Of Attic Above District Courtroom, Looking Southeast
HB1113273
Interior View Of Attic Above District Courtroom, Looking Southeast
East Door And Stained Glass Dome In The District Courtroom
HB1113274
East Door And Stained Glass Dome In The District Courtroom
Stair Newel At East Stair
HB1113275
Stair Newel At East Stair


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Location
Courthouse Square, Columbus, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3400
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N116).
0.1993
Significance: Built in 1890 by prominent Texas architect Eugene T. Heiner, it is a production of the political atmosphere in Texas and the prosperity of the community in the late 19th century. The availability of state funding for each county to construct a courthouse encouraged a surge in courthouse architecture. It reflects the style of the period with its combination of French Second Empire, Renaissance Revival, and Italianate influences. The roof and tower of the courthouse were destroyed in a storm in 1909 and were replaced with Classical detailing and a center dome. At this time an interior stained glass dome. At this time an interior stained glass dome was placed in the district courtroom. This courthouse is an excellent example of an evolution of stylistic trends and has represented the focal point for Colorado County civic life for over 100 years.

Subjects
Courthouses


Related Names
Adityavarman, Ryadi, Delineator
Ahoronian, Christine, Delineator
Buck, Eric, Delineator
Snyder, Alicia, Delineator
Peronnet, David, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF NORTHWEST CORNER
2. EXTERIOR PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF SOUTHEAST CORNER
3. EXTERIOR VIEW OF DOME AND SOUTH PEDIMENT FROM ROOF OF THE OPERA HOUSE
4. DETAIL AT SOUTH (MAIN) ENTRANCE
5. DETAIL AT WEST ENTRANCE
6. INTERIOR VIEW OF THE DISTRICT COURTROOM, LOOKING SOUTH
7. INTERIOR VIEW OF ATTIC ABOVE DISTRICT COURTROOM, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
8. EAST DOOR AND STAINED GLASS DOME IN THE DISTRICT COURTROOM
9. STAIR NEWEL AT EAST STAIR


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