Hamilton County Courthouse - July 27th, 2019

Visit the 1886 Hamilton County Courthouse in Hamilton, TX

Originally made in Second Empire Style (like Lampasas)

Remodeled to Classical Style after 1931

Ann Whitney was killed by Comanches in 1867 while protecting her students

Comanche indian over one of the courthouse entrances?

Shield with wings around the corner for the same entrance

The first two courthouses burned down, this one fared better!

Elise promoted Norwegian Emigration to Texas, died in 1895

Richardsonian Romanesque - crenellated square turrets, round arch windows

Spanish Revival style has the mission-inspired tower

Neoclassical - pedimented porticoes supported by classical fluted columns

Dependent for continued prosperity in the future upon almighty God

Cast stone medallions over each of the four secondary entries

The limestone masonry was quarried locally including the corner quoins

The restored Courthouse is an economic revitalization spark to downtown

Second cornerstone added during the 1932 remodel

A very interesting courthouse bringing three different styles together!