Bosque County CourthouseThe courthouse after the WPA renovations.
In 1935, the Meridian Tribune reported that a “contract for re-modeling the Bosque county courthouse [in Meridian, TX] and constructing a one-story addition was awarded … to O.K. Johnson, Waco contractor, for $44,113.00.”
In 1934, the clock tower and hipped roofs were replaced with a flat concrete roof as a result of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. That renovation also resulted in a one-story addition to the west side of the courthouse.
A restoration project in 2005-2007 removed the addition and restored the clock tower and roof to give the courthouse back its former Gothic style.
"Courthouse Project Contract Awarded, Subject to PWA"; The Meridian Tribune (Meridian, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 36, Ed. 1 Friday, February 1, 1935 Texas Historical Commission
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish, Larry Moore on January 1, 2014.
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