Clem and I are volunteers with the National Parks Trails & Rails program. A few times each summer we ride the Amtrack train between San Antonio and Fort Worth a few times providing information and games for the passengers. We stay overnight in Fort Worth. On the most recent trip, I decided to revisit the Tarrant County Courthouse. I walked from the hotel up to the courthouse and noticed the unique nature of downtown Fort Worth – and so I took a whole series of Fort Worth cityscapes as well St. Patrick’s Catherdral.
We actually took photos of this magnificent courthouse some years ago. It was closed at the time and so we couldn’t take any interior photos. As we’ve found over the years – often times the interior can be more awesome than the exterior. The truth with Tarrant County is that both exterior and interior are awesome. Of special note inside were the dome, the oval shape of view up the tower, the beautiful marble floors and the iron work on the stairwells.
Note – also, the hole in the one building. this is an addition to the courthouse that has faux art, as well as other interesting features. Not sure what they’re doing here – they could be remodeling – or they could be tearing it down. If it’s the latter, that’s kind of shame, as the building was very well thought out – for being modern and being attached to the 19th century gem of a courthouse.