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Palo Pinto County Courthouse

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County Seat – Palo Pinto
Built – 1940
Style – Texas Renaissance/Classical
Architect – Preston Geren & M A Howell
Material – Sandstone
Photographed – 2/20/15

I didn’t think I would like this courthouse as much as I did.  I guess it’s just not in a position to be photogenic.  It has a stone entrance with a date of 1882 – which must have been put in as the entrance for the previous 1882 courthouse.  Also – since the town of Palo Pinto is so small, the courthouse kind of overpowers the town. The courthouse has a nice entrance (with a stylistic eagle and pointed stone work)  and good window ornamentation.  There’s a frieze over the entrance and all comes together well.  Inside – it’s has an impressive foyer into the stairwell.  The courtroom has a wooden entrance that’s nicer than most – but it was being used and so we couldn’t go inside.  I did get a photo of one of the light fixtures and thought it was unusual and impressive.

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