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Wilson County Courthouse

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1884, Alfred Giles. 3rd St. between C and D sts.

This Italianate building by Giles was one of a pair of identical courthouses; the other in Seguin was demolished in the 1930s. Giles's Wilson County design has been modified on the exterior by the plastering of the original exposed brick. The original square cupola and the obligatory statue of Justice on the gable above the front door survive. The interior is oriented around a monumental double staircase that fills the entrance hall of the first floor, appearing almost Baroque with respect to the space in which it stands. The main courtroom occupies most of the second floor. The four-foot-tall metal statue of a peanut on the courthouse lawn honors local agriculture.

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Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Wilson County Courthouse", [Floresville, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-SF35.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 199-199.

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