Details for Mason County Courthouse

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5319011286


Marker Number 11286
Atlas Number 5319011286
Marker Title Mason County Courthouse
Index Entry Mason County Courthouse
City Mason
County Mason
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 476420
UTM Northing 3404334
Subject Codes courthouses; Beaux Arts
Marker Year 1988
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Courthouse Square
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Constructed in 1909, this is the third courthouse to serve the people of Mason County. Commissioners Court probably met in other locations until the first courthouse was built in 1872. It burned in 1877 and was replaced that year by a second red sandstone building. Designed by E. C. Hosford and built at a cost of $39,796, this Beaux Arts style courthouse features a center dome and clock tower, gable front porticoes with two-story Doric columns, and rusticated stonework with contrasting stone lintels. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988

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