Details for Colorado County Courthouse (Atlas Number 5089008829)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5089008829


Marker Number 8829
Atlas Number 5089008829
Marker Title Colorado County Courthouse
Index Entry Colorado County Courthouse
City Columbus
County Colorado
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 738049
UTM Northing 3288485
Subject Codes courthouses; Classical Revival (architectural style)
Marker Year 1969
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Courthouse Square
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text This classic revival building--erected in 1890-1891 in form of a Greek cross--is now one of 28 oldest existing courthouses in Texas' 254 counties. Contractors Martin, Byrne & Johnson built the structure of brick and Belton stone. Local Masonic Lodge laid cornerstone. In 1909 a tornado severely damaged building. Large bell in cupola-clock tower fell 120 feet and was completely buried in the earth. $15-a-month job of clock-winder was subsequently canceled. During repairs, present copper dome was added. In 1939 entire building was remodeled. RTHL - 1969