go to Harrison County Courthouse (for our photos from the initial visit)
Well, this really wasn’t on my list. We had visited some years ago and got external pictures of this stunning courthouse. Since that initial visit, it has been renovated and reopened – so certainly worth the time. It did not disappoint. The tiled floors, the wrought iron, the stained glass in the dome and open foyer up to the dome – along with some beautiful scrolled wood work that held the fall lamps – brought all of the magic of the golden courthouse era back to life. And if that weren’t enough – the courthouse was breathtaking. The detail, the colors, the designs (terra cotta?) – all led to making this the jewel of the Harrison County Courthouse.
I get asked – what are you’re favorite courthouses – and I answer that I probably won’t know that until we’ve visited all 254. But I will tell you, this is certain to make the list. If you’re ever in East Texas – make sure Marshall is on your must-see list.