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Blanco County Courthouse

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1916, Henry T. Phelps; James Waterston, contractor. E. Pecan and N. Nugent aves.

The first permanent building for the county after the government seat was moved from Blanco in 1890, the two-story, hipped-roof Classical Revival building is faced with rusticated limestone. The pedimented entrance projects slightly from the building plane and is defined by four equally spaced, engaged Doric columns. The contractor, James Waters-ton, was a Scottish stonemason who worked on the State Capitol ( AU1).

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Blanco County Courthouse", [Johnson City, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-BT16.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 103-103.

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