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Tyler County Courthouse

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1892, Glover and Hodges; 1935–1937 altered. 100 W. Bluff St.

The public square occupies the high point in the town. This three-story courthouse, the county’s third, originally was a three-story red brick Second Empire design, with a central clock tower. The courthouse was drastically altered in the 1930s with WPA funding to its present rather severe and angular appearance and covered in stucco. The segmental-arched windows remain, but a divided stair was added to the front, changing the original entrance from the ground floor to the second. Possible reconstruction of the courthouse to its 1892 appearance continues to be a contentious issue (and cost) within the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 31-31.

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