Colorado County Courthouse Improvements – Columbus TX

Description

The current Colorado County Courthouse was built between 1889 and 1891. In 1939, the Works Progress Administration was involved in excavating a basement for the courthouse for more office space. The WPA also coated the building with a cement mixture to seal the bricks against moisture. The workers applied cream colored paint to the exterior, green to the window frames and white to the dome cornices. The dome was given a coat of aluminum paint in order to make it appear silver, and the clock was repaired.

Source notes

Historic American Buildings Survey, Colorado County Courthouse
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pnp/habshaer/tx/tx0700/tx0719/data/tx0719data.pdf

Project originally submitted by Larry Moore on May 11, 2014.

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Location Info


400 Spring St
Columbus, TX 78934

Coordinates: 29.705424, -96.53926159999997

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