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Cameron County Courthouses
County Seat - Brownsville, Texas

Cameron County has had three courthouses: 1882, 1912 and 1978

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The present 1978 Cameron County Courthouse , Brownsville Texas
The present 1978 Cameron County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2006

The Present Cameron County Courthouse - Brownsville, Texas

Date - 1978
Architect - SHWC Inc
Style - modern
Material - concrete

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The 1912 Cameron County Courthouse

Architect - Atlee B. Ayres
Style - Texas Renaissance
The restored 1912 Cameron County Courthouse, Brownsville Texas
The 1912 Cameron County Courthouse has been beautifully restored and was rededicated on October 17, 2006.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2006
1912 Cameron County Courthouse Stained Glass  Rotunda Skylight Brownsville Texas
The restored stained glass rotunda skylight
1912 Cameron County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2006
 1912 Cameron County Courthouse, Brownsville Texas
Another view of the 1912 Cameron County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, February 2007
Cameron County courthouse, Brownsville , Texas
The Cameron County Courthouse - still brand new in 1918.
Photo courtesy Jim Gesler, Wyoming, New York
Former Cameron County Courthouse, Brownsville, Texas
Cameron County courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT

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The 1882 Cameron County Courthouse - Brownsville, Texas
1882 Cameron County Courthouse, Brownsville Texas Rio Grande Masonic Lodge No. 81.

The 1882 Cameron County Courthouse today.
(Now the Rio Grande Masonic Lodge No. 81.)
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2006

1882 Cameron County Courthouse, Brownsville, Texas
The 1882 courthouse with the clock tower
Postcard circa 1909 courtesy texasoldphotos.com

Research and photos by Terry Jeanson

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