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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.
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Menard County Courthouse, Menard Texas old photo
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