Before Restoration –
After Restoration –
County Seat – Bandera
Built – 1891
Style – Italianate
Architects – B. F. Trester (the courthouse is identical to one in Boone County Kentucky, built by the McDonald Brothers of Louisvile, Ky.)
Pictures taken -Before Restoration – May 16, 2004 After – May 28, 2007
I’ll probably add some more to this later, but Bandera is our second home, so it’s special. Also, the Italianate aspects make it a pleasing structure in this Cowboy Capital of Texas. There were complete shoots of the courthouse before it was renovated and another set after the renovation – so I’ve included both for your comparison. Notice how the clock tower went from silver to red. And the clock time – which is painted on (no clocks) now says it’s 10:10.