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Somervell County Courthouse

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 28 September 2018 in Architecture.

The Somervell County Courthouse is a simple two story structure featuring elements of Romanesque Revival and General Grant architectural styles in Glen Rose, Texas. It was built in 1893, late Victorian style with Native limestone construction.

County was organized in 1875 and named for General Alexander Somervell (1796-1854), Texas soldier, colonist, and statesman.

Court was first held in an old store across road from Barnard's Mill. A log cabin (1 block w) was used later. Third courthouse (first on this site) was finished in 1882 but burned in 1893, along with many valuable records. Present structure has a fireproof vault.

Apple iPhone 6s 1/1304 second F/2.2 ISO 25 50 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great old house

28 Sep 2018 5:02am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice composition with the tree at foreground

28 Sep 2018 5:07am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition . I didn't know there is a " General Grant architectural style "...!

28 Sep 2018 6:29am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe cadrage avec cet arbre et quel bel édifice fantastique vue.

28 Sep 2018 7:16am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

This is a really good building and looks great with these trees. I like the old street lights.

28 Sep 2018 9:49am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

ah nicely car free :)

28 Sep 2018 9:56am

@grouser: Yes, in this town they knew I was coming. ;-)

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


28 Sep 2018 11:15am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

It is fun to see these old structures.

28 Sep 2018 11:17am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

a lot of courthouses you have there :)
great building

28 Sep 2018 12:12pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A stately view

28 Sep 2018 12:44pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle composition

28 Sep 2018 2:13pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

the blocks they used are so unique

i've seen them on a rare occasion in arkansas

28 Sep 2018 3:32pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A fine image and a very pleasing courthouse.

28 Sep 2018 6:49pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The fireproof vault is an excellent idea. A superb classic image

28 Sep 2018 8:37pm

Apple iPhone 6s
1/1304 second
ISO 25
50 mm (35mm equiv.)