Travis County Courthouse - June 23rd, 2018

Visit the 1930 Travis County Courthouse in Austin   (on my own accord!)

View the south side from 10th Street and Wooldridge Square

Walk around to the main entrance on the east side on Guadalupe

Zoom in on the art deco details on the otherwise boxy fortress

Find the best view from under cover with the sun behind the courthouse

Walk around to the north side for a view from 11th Street

Masons laid the cornerstone for the 3rd Travis County Courthouse in 1930

Art Deco details in the stone, the steel coverings & over the windows

Zoom in on the grand art deco facade in the shadow of the sun

The details come forth the closer you draw toward the building

Marshall argued for Sweatt to be admitted to UT Law in this courthouse

The courthouse was named in Sweatt's honor in 2005

Mormon settlers built the first jail & gristmill here in 1839

The Pres of TX State Historical Assoc. wrote the history of County Names

Frieze over the main entrance depicts a seated judge being advised, shackeled prisoners set free by a blacksmith (right) & people are rejoicing (left).