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MASON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Mason County Seat - Mason, Texas

Mason County has had three courthouses:
1875, 1878 and 1909
Mason, Texas - Mason County Courthouse

Mason County courthouse
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007

The Present Mason County Courthouse
- Mason, Texas

Date - 1909
Architect - E. H. Hosford & Co.
Style - Classical Revival
Material - Granite

In 2012, Mason County received an emergency grant of $208,994 from the Texas Historical Commission for roof and electrical repairs to the courthouse.
Mason, Texas - Mason County Courthouse historical marker
Historical marker at north side entrance
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2009
Historical Marker:

Mason County Courthouse

Constructed in 1909, this is the third courthouse to serve the people of Mason County. Commissioners Court probably met in other locations until the first courthouse was built in 1872. It burned in 1877 and was replaced that year by a second red sandstone building.

Designed by E. C. Hosford and built at a cost of $39,796, this Beaux Arts style courthouse features a center dome and clock tower, gable front porticoes with two-story Doric columns, and rusticated stonework with contrasting stone lintels.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988
Mason County Courthouse, Mason, Texas
Mason County courthouse today
Photo courtesy Ernie Wymer, January 2008
Mason County Courthouse, Mason, Texas 1939 photo
Mason County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
Mason, Texas - Mason County Courthouse dome
Mason County courthouse dome
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2009
Mason, Texas - Mason County Courthouse cornerstone
Mason County courthouse cornerstone
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2009
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Mason, Texas - Mason County Courthouse destrict courtroom
Mason County courthouse district courtroom
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2009
Mason, Texas - Mason County Courthouse balcony
Mason County courthouse district courtroom balcony
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2009
Mason County Courthouse, Mason, Texas
Mason County courthouse
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2002
Mason County Courthouse, Mason, Texas today
Another view of the Mason County courthouse
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2002
Mason County Courthouse, Mason, Texas old post card
Mason County courthouse
Postcard courtesy rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
Mason County Courthouse, Mason, Texas old post card
The courthouse postcard
Postcard ca 1915, courtesy THC

The 1878 Mason County Courthouse
- Mason, Texas

Architect - Francis M. Carr
Style - Italianate, Two-story
Material - Red sandstone

A fire in 1900 resulted in the north side of the square being destroyed. It did spark interest in developing a fire department.

The 1875 Mason County Courthouse
- Mason, Texas

Style - Two-story
Material - Rock
Burned in January 21, 1877

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