Blanco County Courthouse

Blanco County Courthouse

1st Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1860
County Seat: Blanco
Present Status: Gone. Burned 1876.
Building Materials/Description: Frame. $600

2nd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1886
County Seat: Blanco
Present Status: Still standing. Community Center.
Architect: F. E. Ruffini
Architectural Style: Second Empire with Italianate influences
General Contractor: Phil P. Cage & C.P Boon
Building Materials/Description: Local stone.

3rd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1916
County Seat: Johnson City
Present Status: Existing. Active.
Architect: Henry Truman Phelps
Architectural Style: Classical Revival
General Contractor: James Waterston
Building Materials/Description: Limestone structure features Doric pilasters and domed cupola. Contractor/stonemason James Waterston. The building’s plan is cross-axis in layout. The exterior walls are irregular limestone ashlar. Cost to build: $34,000


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July 16, 2017