The stately three-story, central-hall-plan courthouse has Italianate influences. Red brick walls and rusticated quoins support a steeply pitched roof with four chimneys and a central wooden cupola. An unusual feature of the courthouse is the large flight of exterior wooden stairs that rise dramatically from two directions to arrive at a central double door on the second floor. The dramatic effect is accentuated by the courthouse's setting on a high point overlooking the town and countryside. Rehabilitation was funded in part by the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.
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Grimes County Courthouse
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