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Harrison County Courthouse, Texas

County Seat – Marshall
Built – 1900
Style – Renaissance Revival
Architect – J Riely Gordon
Photos taken – January 2, 2004
see Harrison County Courthouse – Revisited.

Impressions – This is what Texas Courthouses is all about.  The building is stunning and certainly will rank on many top ten lists.  It was being restored on our visit, but that didn’t take away from the impressiveness of this beauty.  Looking at the photos, I assume you agree.  This one is worth a revisit, since restoration is complete and the interior is open.

The current courthouse is located across the street.  It was built in 1964 and is definitely in the modern style.  We took a few photos and that was enough.  Couldn’t ignore the original.

The visit was part of one of our visits to East Texas and our friends – Mary & Mike.  We went hoping to see the famed Christmas light display, but we were largely disappointed.  I’m sure the lights are worth the trip (not to mention the courthouse), but I think the Christmas lights must be something you need to take in BEFORE Christmas – not after New Year’s.  Oh well, just another reason to come back.

Fast forward to December – 2012. Didn’t get back for the light show, but we did get into the renovated courthouse. Jump over to Harrison County Courthouse Revisited to see the after photos.


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