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GILLESPIE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Gillespie County Seat - Fredericksburg, Texas

Gillespie County has had three courthouses: 1854, 1882 and 1939

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1939 Gillespie County Courthouse, Fredericksburg TX
The 1939 Gillespie County courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, November, 2007

The Present Gillespie County Courthouse - Fredericksburg

Date - 1939
Architect - Edward Stein
Style - Moderne
Material - Brick

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The Former Gillespie County Courthouse c.1882
Gillespie County Courthouse, Fredericksburg, Texas, 1939 old photo
Gillespie County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
Fredericksburg, Texas, 1939GillespieCounty Courthouse Christmas
The 1939 courthouse decorated for Christmas
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December, 2004
1939 Gillespie County Courthouse, Fredericksburg, Texas old postcard
Another early view of the Gillespie County Courthouse
Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/

The Former Gillespie County Courthouse c.1882 - Fredericksburg

Now used as the Gillespie County Library.
On the Public Square near the current courthouse.
Designed by Alfred Giles, English Architect turned Texas Sheep Rancher

"...with its formal balance, heavy decorative consoles, and Classical roof slopes, [it possesses] the dignity characteristic of Renaissance Revival buildings." - Williard B. Robinson, Texas Public Buildings of the Nineteenth Century

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1882 Gillespie County Courthouse, 1882 Gillespie County courthouse, Fredericksburg, Texas
The 1882 Gillespie County courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January 2006
1882 Gillespie Cunty courthouse
The 1882 Gillespie County Courthouse

Photo Courtesy Shannon Yarbrough, May 2005
Former Gillespie County courthouse, now a library in  Fredericksburg, Texas
Another view of the 1882 Gillespie County Courthouse
Postcard circa 1930 courtesy THC
Eagles carved out of an old tree on the grounds between the 1882 and 1939 courthouses. November, 2007 Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson
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