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BURNET COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Burnet County Seat - Burnet, Texas

Burnet County had had three courthouses:
1854 (burned), 1874 and 1937

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Burnet County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2006

The Present Burnet County Courthouse
- Burnet, Texas

Date - 1937
Architect - Wirtz and Calhoun. (Lewis Milton Wirtz and Herald Calhoun)
Style - Moderne
Material - Locally quarried granite
Funded in part by WPA


The 1974 addition was designed by Willis Environmental Engineering of Marble Falls, Texas.

L. M. Wirtz also designed the Guadalupe County courthouse in Seguin, Texas.
Burnet County Courthouse frieze TX
"This interesting frieze is located on the front of the courthouse between the two entrances."
- Terry Jeanson, December 2006 photo
Burnet County Courthouse, Burnet, Texas 1940s post card
The Burnet County Courthouse in the 1940s
Postcard courtesy rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
Burnet County Courthouse, Burnet, Texas 1939
The Burnet County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo Courtesy TxDoT
Burnet County Courthouse Dedication Plaque
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson
Updates courtesy of Terry Jeanson: "My information comes from the THC County Atlas and the dedication plaque from the courthouse." - September 16, 2008

The 1874 Burnet County Courthouse -
Burnet, Texas

The 1874 Burnet County Courthouse TX
The 1874 Burnet County Courthouse TX
Photo courtesy of THC
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