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Grimes County Courthouse

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1893, F. S. Glover and Company; 2002 rehabilitation, Volz and Associates. 100 Main St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

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.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Grimes County Courthouse", [Anderson, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 109-110.

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