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BANDERA COUNTY COURTHOUSE

County Seat - Bandera, Texas

Bandera County has had two courthouses:
1869 and 1890

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Bandera, TX - Bandera County Courthouse
Bandera County Courthouse today
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January 2008

The Present Bandera County Courthouse
- Bandera, Texas

Date - 1890
Architect - B. F. Trester
Style - Spanish Renaissance Revival
Material - Native limestone
Historical Marker:

Bandera County Courthouse

First permanent courthouse for county, which was organized in 1856, but used makeshift quarters for offices and courtrooms until this building was erected 1890-91.
Style is local version of the Second Renaissance Revival. White limestone for the structure was quarried locally.
B.F. Trester of San Antonio drew the plans--for $5.
Contractors: Ed Braden & Sons. Interior was remodeled and a wing added in 1966.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1972
Bandera, TX - Bandera County Courthouse old photo
The 1890 Bandera County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
Bandera County Courthouse clock, Texas
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson February, 2007
Photographer's Note:
"The cupola has been recently reconstructed and painted its original color. The painted on clock faces read 7:45 when the courthouse was built, but now read 10:10. No one that I talked to at the courthouse knew the significance of either painted on time." - Terry Jeanson February, 2007
Bandera County courthouse, Bandera, Texas
The Bandera County courthouse
Photo courtesy Richard and Judy Berger
Bandera County courthouse, Bandera, Texas
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2003

See
Burlington, Kentucky and Bandera, Texas
The Courthouse Twins
and the Mystery Blueprints


Feature to Feature Comparison of
Kentucky's Boone County Courthouse &
Texas' Bandera County Courthouse
Boone County Courthouse, Burlington Kentucky
Bandera County Courthouse, Texas
1889 Boone County Courthouse
Burlington, Kentucky

Photo courtesy Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board
1890 Bandera County Courthouse
Bandera, Texas
Photo courtesy TXDoT

The Former Bandera County Courthouse
- Bandera, Texas

First Bandera County Courthouse, now library, Bandera Texas
The 1869 Bandera County courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, July 2006
Date - 1869
Material - Limestone
Location - on Maple Street, just a block from the current courthouse.
The former courthouse is now a county library

Historical Marker:
First Bandera County Courthouse
Georgia stonemason Henry White is credited with building this structure in 1868. In 1877, a store occupied the first floor and the Masonic Lodge met on the top floor. County commissioners bought the building that year to provide space for county offices, then housed in rented quarters. The county retained ownership of the structure after a larger courthouse was erected in 1890.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1979

Related Story:

Burlington, Kentucky and Bandera, Texas
The Courthouse Twins and the Mystery Blueprints

Comparison of Kentucky's Boone County Courthouse
& Texas' Bandera County Courthouse

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