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LaSalle County Courthouse

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1931, Henry T. Phelps. Kerr St. at North St.

One of the more interesting of Phelps's eleven county courthouses in Texas ( CJ17, CJ21), this is his best Moderne courthouse. The use of vertical brick pilasters to divide the rectangular mass of the structure, coupled with the striking contrast between the orange brick and white stone trim, makes for an effective public building on the exterior.

Across the street to the west is the First Methodist Church of 1906, a blend of shingled gables and tower with round-arched white-painted brick walls.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "LaSalle County Courthouse", [Cotulla, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-CJ19.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 225-225.

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