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McCulloch County Courthouse

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1900, Martin and Moodie; 2009 rehabilitated, TWC Architects. Courthouse Sq.

The prolific construction firm headed by William Martin (1844–1915) with a sucession of partners built about twenty county courthouses and many jails in Texas. Frequently the Martin firm also assumed the role of designing architect, as here. Built of rock-faced, cream-colored local sandstone, the three-story Richardsonian Romanesque–influenced courthouse features arched windows and entrance, engaged half-round towers, and a central tower with lateral turrets and spires. The forms are bold, but there is little ornamental detail. Like Mason’s courthouse square (LL12), this one is a double city block, extending east–west across the city grid. The courthouse was rehabilitated with funding from the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "McCulloch County Courthouse", [Brady, 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, 277-277.

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