Details for McLennan County Courthouse (Atlas Number 5309003302)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5309003302


Marker Number 3302
Atlas Number 5309003302
Marker Title McLennan County Courthouse
Index Entry McLennan County Courthouse
City Waco
County McLennan
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 681257
UTM Northing 3492455
Subject Codes Spanish Renaissance Revival (Architectural style); courthouses; design and construction
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Between 5th and 6th on Washington, Waco (Courthouse Square)
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Seat of Justice for county organized in 1850 by founders of Waco, to give the young city added strength. Ironically, until the early 20th century, county oustripped city in prosperity. This courthouse (the county's fourth) was built during peak of central Texas cotton wealth. The renaissance revival design by J.Riely Gordon of Dallas uses steel, limestone, concrete, and marble, with Texas red granite in the rusticated base. Housed here are numerous state, district, and county courts, with a law library open to all citizens.