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Runnels County

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go to Ballinger

go to Historic Runnels Jail

County Seat – Ballinger
Built – 1889 (renovated in the 40’s and the 80’s)
Architect – Eugene Heiner
Style – original style – Second Empire
Photos taken – 11/10/15

The photo of the cotton field with oil pump and windmills in the background actually was taken in Glasscock County.  This really represents this area of Texas – there is lots of cotton, wind farms and, of course, oil.

The Runnels County Courthouse was quite a bit of a disappointment.  On the plus side, when they added on to each side of the courthouse – they took care to use the same stone from the same quarry as the original.  But then, the windows – straight out of the 40’s.  This courthouse has been updated and remodeled to a point of non description.  The roof was removed as was the central tower.  And the interior lacks any style.  On the plus side – Ballinger is quite an active town with lots of places to eat and shop – so you might want to visit the courthouse and stay in town for a little while.


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