Details for Lee County Courthouse (Atlas Number 5287008166)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5287008166


Marker Number 8166
Atlas Number 5287008166
Marker Title Lee County Courthouse
Index Entry Lee County Courthouse
City Giddings
County Lee
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 698623
UTM Northing 3340739
Subject Codes courthouses
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Main St.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Designed by J. R. Gordon along lines similar to New York State Capitol and several buildings at Harvard University. Classified as Richardsonian Romanesque style, after the famous Louisiana-born architect Henry H. Richardson. Built by Sonnefield, Emmins and Abright of San Antonio, 1899. Replaced first courthouse, which burned 1897. Located on crest of divide separating the Colorado and Brazos River basins.