Lee County Courthouse

Bounded by Hempstead, Grimes, E. Richmond, and Main Sts., Giddings, Texas

Photos 

Lee County Courthouse

1. East elevation.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Description 

Completed in 1899, the Lee County Courthouse was one of the last Texas Courthouses designed by San Antonio architect James Riley Gordon. A handsome example of Romanesque Revival, the design of the courthouse reflects a popular style of its time within Gordon's broader system of designing for climate control. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS TX-3446)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 30, 1975
Reference number
75001998
Architectural style
Victorian: Romanesque
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Courthouse
Current function
Courthouse
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1898; 1899

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