Runnels County Courthouse, plaque

Description:

"Runnels County Courthouse, constructed here 1888-89, after hotly-contested battle with Runnels City for County Seat. (County had been organized 1880.) Structures stands on one of the largest courthouse squares in Texas - 2 city blocks. Plot set aside prior to town lot sale by Sante Fe Railroad, June 29, 1886. In 1941, extensive remodeling modernized building. Two wings were added and old quarry (South of town on Colorado River) was opened to provide matching stone. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967."

Creator(s): Belden, Dreanna L.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Runnels County - Ballinger
Creation Date: August 1, 2005
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries
Collection(s):
Photographing Texas
Usage:
Total Uses: 27
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: August 1, 2005
  • Digitized: August 12, 2005
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Runnels County - Ballinger
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
2005  
Description:

"Runnels County Courthouse, constructed here 1888-89, after hotly-contested battle with Runnels City for County Seat. (County had been organized 1880.) Structures stands on one of the largest courthouse squares in Texas - 2 city blocks. Plot set aside prior to town lot sale by Sante Fe Railroad, June 29, 1886. In 1941, extensive remodeling modernized building. Two wings were added and old quarry (South of town on Colorado River) was opened to provide matching stone. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967."

Physical Description:

1 photograph : col.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): State Historical Survey Committee | plaques
Partner:
UNT Libraries
Collection:
Photographing Texas
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: dscn0823
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth5751
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image