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McCULLOCH COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Brady, Texas

McCulloch County has had two courthouses: 1878 and 1899

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Restored McCulloch County courthouse, Brady Texas
The 1899 McCulloch County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2009

McCulloch County Courthouse
- Brady, Texas

Date - 1899
Architect - Martin & Moodie
Style - Romanesque Revival
Material - Sandstone

It is a little unusual in that it has no clock in the clock tower, merely four round spaces.

Photographer's Note:
The 1899 McCulloch County courthouse received an interior and exterior restoration and was rededicated on September 5, 2009. The building is now sporting a red roof. - Terry Jeanson, September 2009
McCulloch County courthouse, Brady, Texas
McCulloch County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
Historical Marker:

McCulloch County Courthouse

County organized 1876, with Brady as county seat; first courthouse built 1879. Present courthouse (second and on same site) completed 1900; Martin and Moodie, contractors, for "turn key" construction. Local labor and materials were used as far as practical. Native sandstone from local quarries. Modified Roman architecture employing arch vault. Victorian cupola; pine woodwork, flooring, at time of construction.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967
McCulloch County courthouse entrance, Brady Texas
Courthouse front entrance
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2009
McCulloch County courthouse clock tower, Brady Texas
Closer view of the courthouse's "timeless" clock tower.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2009
McCulloch County courthouse cornerstone, Brady Texas
1899 courthouse cornerstone
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2009
More Texas Cornerstones
The restored district courtroom seen from the balcony.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2009
Another view of the district courtroom.
"This balcony reminded me of the one in the Webb County courthouse in courtroom in Laredo." - Terry Jeanson
McCulloch County courthouse, Brady Texas
McCulloch County Courthouse as it appeared in 2002
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson
McCulloch County courthouse, Brady, Texas, 1900s
McCulloch County Courthouse in the early 1900s
Photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com
McCulloch County courthouse clock tower,  Brady, Texas
McCulloch County Courthouse tower
Photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com

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