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.


Posted on

July 19, 2017