Bexar County Courthouse

Main Plaza, San Antonio, Texas

Photos 

GENERAL VIEW, FROM NORTHWEST

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

The building is the latest in a series of courthouse buildings for Bexar County, and by its growth and size is indicative of the progress and development in the area since the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Imaginatively designed in the Romanesque Revival style, this structure is unique in San Antonio and a credit to the architect, James Reilly Gordon, a noted professional of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 29, 1977
Reference number
77001426
Architectural style
Victorian: Romanesque
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Courthouse
Current function
Courthouse
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1891; 1896

Tags 

19th Century (36,425)
Bexar County, Texas (138)
Bronze (432)
Built 1891 (638)
Built during 1890s (7,209)
Courthouse (2,115)
Granite (5,090)
James Riely Gordon (3)
Owned by local government (11,501)
Romanesque (2,704)
San Antonio, Texas (124)
Sandstone (4,862)
Terra cotta (3,922)
Texas (3,580)
Victorian (19,690)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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