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Colorado County Courthouse

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Courthouse Square, Columbus, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 42' 13.24217999988", -96° 32' 22.19589999996"
    Texas State
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    This classic revival building--erected in 1890-1891 in form of a Greek cross--is now one of 28 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. $15-a-month job of clock-winder was subsequently canceled. During repairs, present copper dome was added. In 1939 entire building was remodeled. RTHL - 1969

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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