Tyler County Courthouse Improvements – Woodville TX

Description

The current Tyler County Courthouse was built in 1891. Its original design was an eclectic mix of Victorian architectural styles popular at the time such as Second Empire, Romanesque Revival and Gothic Revival.

In 1935, the Works Progress Administration put men to work renovating the structure. An exterior stair was added on the north side, a two-story addition was added on the south side, and various interior rooms were changed. The the clock tower was re-designed and the brick exterior was covered with stucco changing the look of the courthouse to a Moderne style.

There is a project currently underway to remove most of the WPA changes and restore the courthouse to its 1891 appearance.

Source notes

Friends of the Tyler County Courthouse
http://tylercocourthousefriends.wordpress.com/the-restored-courthouse/

http://www.clarksons.org/W%20G%20Clarkson%20Architech/govtbldgs.htm
Tyler County Courthouse
http://voharchitects.com/projects/tyler-county-courthouse/

Tyler County Courthouse
http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/viewform.asp?atlas_num=5457012432&site_name=Tyler%20County%20Courthouse&class=5000

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

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Location Info


100 West Bluff St
Woodville, TX 75979

Coordinates: 30.7753624, -94.41512109999996

One comment on “Tyler County Courthouse Improvements – Woodville TX

  1. Please see my web page for notes on the Tyler County Court House. This was apparently a project for my grandfather, Fort Worth architect Wiley G Clarkson, who was the lead architect for the WPA in Texas during this time frame. He designed numerous projects for the WPA.

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