Travis County Courthouse

Travis County Courthouse

1st Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1855
County Seat: Austin
Present Status: Gone
Building Materials/Description: 2-story, stone, $22,292.76

2nd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1876
County Seat: Austin
Present Status: Gone. Demolished 1964.
Architect: Jacob E. Larmour
Architectural Style: Second Empire
General Contractor: Burt McDonald (of Austin)
Building Materials/Description: $94,000

3rd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1930
County Seat: Austin
Present Status: Existing. Active.
Architect: C.H. Page and Brother
Architectural Style: Art Deco
Building Materials/Description: Local shell stone, $750,000. Massive limestone building incorporates Moderne stylistic features of pyramidal form, ornate grilles, and geometric ornament. Geometric detailing in stenciling, plaster detail, and terrazzo decorates the interior hallways.