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Hays County Courthouse

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1909, C. H. Page and Brother; 1998 rehabilitation, Ford, Powell and Carson. Ranch Rd. 12 at N. Guadalupe St.

This three-story, Classical Revival building is the fourth courthouse to occupy the square. The cruciform plan, typical of county courthouses for more than a century, rises from a rusticated limestone base. Stone columns with Composite capitals support the pediment of the monumental entrance portico. The outer bays have smaller segmental-arched pediments. In strong contrast to the buff brick walls, the pediments, dome, and cornice are clad in copper. The courthouse is a near twin to Fort Bend County Courthouse ( AS28), also designed by Page in 1909.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Hays County Courthouse", [San Marcos, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-BT9.

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