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Comal County Courthouse

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1898, J. Riely Gordon. Seguin Ave. at San Antonio St.

One of the last of Gordon's celebrated Romanesque Revival central-plan courthouses, this one is unusually austere, with only the polished granite columns of the entrance porches relieving the rock-faced limestone walls. With its slightly tapered tower, the courthouse has a twin, although in brick, in Lee County ( PF19). In the course of choosing an architect, the county commissioners were instructed by Gordon to visit his Gonzales County courthouse ( SF5) and his Bexar County courthouse ( SA44) in order to view his work firsthand, a bold yet successful move on his part. The courthouse was rehabilitated in 2011 by Volz and Associates with funds from the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Comal County Courthouse", [New Braunfels, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-NB7.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 201-202.

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