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Fayette County Courthouse

Restoration Progress - July 2004

La Grange, Texas

Photos by John Troesser, July 2004


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Fayette County courthouse  tower under restoration
The clock tower shortly before the scaffolding was removed.
While before and after photos always provide a nice contrast, seeing a restoration in progress can be very educational. Propinquity allows us to bring you these snapshots of J. Reily Gordonís Fayette County Courthouse as the exterior work nears completion.

The scheduled completion date is a mystery. Spring and summer rains, besides producing a miniature forest of Pecan tree sprouts, delayed work for many days.

Depending on whom you talk to - the completion date is October, November or December of 2004.
Courthouse eagle under restoration
Arches and scaffolding above the main entrance.
Courthouse window under restoration
A window on the north side.
Painting courthouse window, courthouse restoration
Painter applying an undercoat.
Fayette County courthouse interior under restoration
The atrium awaiting the installation of an elevator.
Fayette County courthouse after scaffording
The clock tower completed with scaffolding still around a (now) ornamental chimney.
Fayette County courthouse corner detail
Verdigris on a corner ornament on a red sandstone stringcourse.
Fayette County courthouse corner and restoration in progress
The foundation just under the polished granite cornerstone.
The JRG courthouse in neighboring Lee County has been finished recently as well as the Hopkins County Courthouse in Sulphur Springs.


© John Troesser
July 23, 2004

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