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    Texas | Architecture | Courthouses

    MENARD COUNTY COURTHOUSE
    County Seat - Menard, Texas

    Menard County has had three courthouses:
    1880, 1886 and 1932

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    Present Menard County Courthouse, Menard, Texas
    The 1932 Menard County courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September, 2007

    The Present Menard County Courthouse
    - Menard, Texas

    Date - 1932
    Architect - Withers & Thompson
    Style - Modern
    Material - Concrete and brick

    The county was organized in 1871 with county court being held under the branches of a Live Oak tree.

    Photographer's Note:
    Designed by Elmer G. Withers of Withers & Thompson, this brick courthouse is very similar to the stone 1932 courthouse in Young County, which was also designed by Withers & Thompson.

    The 1932 Menard County courthouse received an interior and exterior restoration and was rededicated on November 11, 2006.

    The courtroom has been meticulously restored, from the wooden furniture and wainscoting, to the chandeliers to the gold trim painted on the sides of the folding seats in the gallery. - Terry Jeanson, September, 2007
    Menard County Courthouse Historical Marker, Menard, Texas
    Menard County courthouse historical marker
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March, 2005
    Menard County Courthouse entrance, Menard, Texas
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September, 2007
    Menard County Courthouse architecural details, Menard, Texas
    Some of the designs along the roofline.
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September, 2007
    Restored Menard County Courthouse District Courtroom, Menard TX
    The district courtroom
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September, 2007
    Menard County Courthouse District Courtroom gallery, Menard TX
    A view of the upper gallery
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September, 2007
    Menard County Courthouse Lawyers' Lounge, Texas
    One of the more interesting restored rooms on the inside is the lawyer's lounge. It is located in the center, recessed section, overlooking the front entrance.
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September, 2007
    1932 Menard County Courthouse, Menard, Texas
    Another view of the courthouse.
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September, 2007
    1932 Menard County Courthouse, Menard Texas old photo
    The 1932 Menard County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
    Photo courtesy TXDoT
    Menard County Courthouse, Menard Texas old photo
    Another early view of the Menard County Courthouse.
    Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
    Menard County Courthouse, Menard Texas old photo
    Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
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