see – LaSalle County
We had visited this courthouse some years ago (2006) and were intrigued by the art deco design. I have to say, of all the courthouses we’ve visited to date, this is, along with Cooke County, probably the most ornate and colorful of the art deco courthouses. Of course, we’ve not been inside the Jefferson County Courthouse – but that’s left for another day. I had heard that this gem had been restored, so we decided to take a road trip out to Cotulla (about 1 1/2 hours south of San Antonio).
This actually covered 2 points. On our first visit, it was a weekend day and so, the courthouse was not opened. We have sinced made a point of photographing the interiors, and, if possible, the district courtrooms. so we saw the renovated courtroom and were able to photo the interior.
This really is an art deco delight. The use of colors – green and gold, and intricate deco designs, and the doors which are mirrored in the interior iron work – all play together to make a courthouse worth visiting. The renovations cleaned up the brick and windows and doors, while turning the eagles from silver to gold, and brightening up the the terra cotta designs all over the building.
You will also notice a photo of Sherrif’s Officer Eddie Deleon – who was the courthouse door guard for the day. He was sporting a replica of the Spurs 2014 Champtionship ring.