Coryell County Courthouse

Coryell County Courthouse


Designed by architect W.C. Dodson and completed on July 18, 1898, this courthouse is the third built for Coryell County.  Constructed during the 'golden age' of courthouses in Texas, this was one of 13 designs by Waco based Dodson. Builder Thomas Lovell hauled limestone and red sandstone blocks to the site by horse-drawn wagons, after being cut at the quarry.  Influenced by the Romanesque style, and the Second Empire Victorian, the courthouse boasts impressive Corinthian columns on both the north and south facing facades.  The scope of work for this project was window preservation and restoration, functionality, and weather stripping to minimize air infiltration.   It was an honor to work on this beautiful building!