Monday, April 27, 2015

Granbury Hood County Courthouse

I have this strange obsession with courthouses. Every time we go to different cities/town in Texas, I always keep an eye for a courthouse. They are not hard to spot on because they are usually located near the main street.
This is the county courthouse in Granbury, Texas. Isn't she fascinating?

"The Hood County Courthouse Historic District in Granbury, Hood County, Texas encompasses 12 acres of land and 12 contributing properties. The historic Hood County Courthouse is located in the block bounded by East Bridge Street on the north, North Crockett Street on the east, East Pearl Street on the south and North Houston Street on the west and has an entrance on each side except the north one. It is the fifth courthouse building to occupy this site and was built of Brazos limestone. It was designed in the Second Empire style by noted Texas courthouse architect Wesley Clark Dodson of Waco (1829-1914). The building features 3 main stories plus an attic floor under an elaborate mansard roof system. The imposing 3-story central clock tower completed after the rest of the building required reinforcement in 1969."