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Briscoe County Courthouse

County Seat – Silverton
Built – 1922/remodeled 1954
Style – Classical Revival
Architect – Smith & Townes
Photos taken – 11/29/17

Another Panhandle courthouse that, well, underwhelms.  It was built as Classical Revival, and then remodeled in the 50’s.  To give some credit to the remodeling of this courthouse – the bones are still visible.  the front columns are still the prominent feature.  There are still parapets on top of the front and over the front entrance – but that’s it.  Inside isn’t much more exciting.  However, the courtroom seems original flooring – unpolished.  And, on the unusual side – in the courtroom, there’s a pathway behind the jury box – with coat hooks.  Not seen that before.  And like a few other courtrooms – the Briscoe County courtroom places the witness stand directly next to the jury box.  Maybe they wanted to be able to see if the witness way sweating or not?