Imposing in mass and appearance, the Renaissance Revival courthouse is three stories in height and constructed of a golden-hued stone from a local quarry. Buildings around the courthouse square use the same stone, creating a harmonious precinct. The four elevations consist of five elements. The central feature, an entrance pavilion, rises from a one-story base of rusticated stone with a portico above supported by Ionic columns. On each side are flanking bays terminated at each corner by a projecting pavilion. The courthouse is dominated by a central tower, 125 feet high, terminated by a statue of Justice. The tower is supported on a wide base and surrounded by a colonnade with fluted columns and carved capitals. The 1999 rehabilitation reconstructed the tower and roofs that were removed in a remodeling in the 1930s.
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Bell County Courthouse
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