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Colorado County Courthouse, Courthouse Square, Columbus, Colorado County, TX

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Colorado County Courthouse, Courthouse Square, Columbus, Colorado County, TX

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Summary

1993 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Second Place
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.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N116
Survey number: HABS TX-3400

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Date

1933 - 1970
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Biles, LeAnna
Clements, Ronald
Danowski, Mary
Dean, Leah
Devlin, Marcella
Mitchell, Richard
Schroeder, Larry
Sternberg, Melissa
Garza, Anthony
Guerrero, David
John, Charles
Mazratian, Parisa
May, Jeffrey
Rivadeneira, Teresa
Skaer, Karen
Sun, Jing
Bell, M Wayne, faculty sponsor
Leary, Dan, faculty sponsor
Moore, Barry, faculty sponsor
Winedale Institute in Historic Preservation, sponsor
University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture, sponsor
Houston Endowment, Inc., sponsor
Cary, Brian, transmitter
Adityavarman, Ryadi, delineator
Ahoronian, Christine, delineator
Buck, Eric, delineator
Snyder, Alicia, delineator
Peronnet, David, delineator
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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