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Washington County Courthouse

County Seat – Brenham
Built – 1939
Architect – Travis Broesche
Style – Moderne
Photographed – 12/30/08

Another case of a wonderful old courthouse being torn down and replaced by the modern.  Really don’t have the complete story – but evidently, early in the 1900’s, the 1884 courthouse was severely damaged by an intense hurricane, along with its roof.  It was patched up – but eventually replaced.

Regardless – the 1939 moderne courthouse is certainly one of the best in Texas.  If nothing else – look at the eagle over the door!  The courthouse was built using WPA funds.  Looking at other pictures – the interior is nice.  The court room is perhaps the crowning jewel of this 1939 masterpiece – but we weren’t able to go inside.  I’ll have to put this one down as a revisit – whenever time becomes available.

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