There is an amazing lack of information on THC’s site – and on the internet in general, concerning the restoration of this magnificent courthouse. That being said, don’t let the lack of information deter you from going to see for yourself. This prarie-style courthouse is truly one of the gems of Texas – and the central open tower is stunning.
Some general info from Texas Escapes concerning the restoration:
“The 1913 courthouse was closed in 2005 for exterior and interior restoration work, which included restoring the original paint scheme on the walls and restoring the original height of the district courtroom. County offices were moved at that time to the 1918 Cleburne High School on South Buffalo Street which was renovated into the Guinn Justice Center in 2004. The exterior restoration of the 1913 courthouse was completed in 2007 and the courthouse was rededicated on December 1, 2007. The interior restoration was completed by March, 2008. Both buildings continue to serve the county.”