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Baylor County Courthouse

County seat – Seymour
Built – 1968
Style – modern
Architect – Pierce, Norris & Pace
Photos taken – 1/21/16

Why did the 50’s and 60’s have to be so architectually challenged?  Maybe it’s just me, but they do not inspire.  This one is not an exception.  It could be a school, a nursing home, a motel – they all had about the same appeal.  That being said – there are few highlights here – there are free-standing arches over each entrance.  There is a patio in the center of the courthouse bringing in light to the otherwise dard interior and to the courtroom.  The courtroom’s ceiling does a charming job of reflecting the exterior ceilings to the entrances.  And finally, this is the only courthouse we’ve visited that had a neon ‘open’ sign in the window.  True, it was telling us that the county library, located in the courthouse, was open.  Still – it was unusual.

The town looked fairly prosperous, but was spread out, so didn’t take any ‘town square’ phots.