Details for Coryell County Courthouse (Atlas Number 5099001071)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5099001071

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Marker Number 1071
Atlas Number 5099001071
Marker Title Coryell County Courthouse
Index Entry Coryell County Courthouse
Address 600 Main Street
City Gatesville
County Coryell
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 618821
UTM Northing 3478372
Subject Codes French Second Empire (architectural style); courthouses; design and construction
Marker Year 1969
Designations
Marker Location Courthouse lawn, 600th Block of Main St., Gatesville
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text An outstanding example of Second Empire Victorian style, often seen in Texas Courthouse design. Erected in 1897 on land donated by early settler R. G. Grant. Architect for this third Coryell Courthouse was W. C. Dodson; builder,Tom Lovell. Limestone and red sandstone blocks were precut to the exact size at quarry, then hauled here by horse-drawn wagons. At each entrance are columns in Roman Corinthian style; and over the east entrance are columns in Roman Corinthian style; and over the east entrance is builder's mark of an owl. Statues on the roof represent "Justice." Noted trials have been held in this building.