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Robertson County Courthouse

see  Robertson County Courthose Restored

Countyseat – Franklin

Built – 1882

Style – Second Empire

Architect – F. E. Ruffini

Pictures Taken – January 3, 2004

As with so many other East Texas Counties we’ve visited up to this date (March, 2012), we stopped to see the Roberston County Courthouse on a trip to visit our good friends – Mary and Mike.  BTW, Mike is now doing his own courthouse photography.  I believe he’s limiting the trips to only vintage courthouses.

This courthouse sits off the main highway, up on a hill, and is very visible from the highway.  It is obviously a very good example of the period and architect – EXCEPT, the tower and roof were removed – giving it a much simpler look than originally designed.  The architect was one of the Ruffini brothers who were credited with quite a few Texas courthouses in the latter parts of the 1800’s.  Because this was on a weekend, we were not able to capture any interior photos.


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