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Brazoria County Courthouse

see historical Brazoria County Courthouse

1940 Courthouse                                           1976 Courthouse
Location – Angleton                                      Angleton
Built – 1940                                                    1976
Style – Moderne                                             Modern
Architect – Lamar Cato                                Wyatt Hedrick
Photographed – 12/20/11                            12/20/11

Brazoria County is one of the most historical counties in Texas.  The original capital of Texas was located in Brazoria County, though only for a short time.

There are actually 3 different courthouse buildings on the same grounds.  The 1897 courthouse now serves as the county museum.  The 1940 and 1976 courthouses are cojoined by a glass atrium which makes a nice entrance between the two very different buildings.  Though neither building is particulary outstanding, it does make a better answer than tear it down and build new.  The 1940 courthouse is a good representation of the moderne style, and was actually built a little late for that style (just before WW II when most building would stop).

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