Bosque County Courthouse

Meridian, Texas

The Bosque County Courthouse, constructed in 1886, is one of the oldest surviving courthouse structures in the state of Texas that continues to function as a county courthouse. The courthouse is an impressive structure, designed in the High Victorian Gothic Revival style with Italianate influences. The courthouse style and forms were altered in 1936 when the original clock tower and corner turrent roofs were removed. The interior was altered as well with the removal of some original finishes, the installation of new contemporary finishes, and reduction in size of the District Courtroom.

Architexas prepared a Historic Structure Report and Master Plan for the courthouse that conformed to the standards for the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program (THCPP). This report identified two separate phases. Phase I was completed in 2004 which included elevator additions, as well as electrical and mechanical upgrades. Phase II was completed in 2007 which included restoring the courthouse back to its 1886 design. This included reconstructing the original clock tower and corner turret roofs. The interior was restored to the original finishes and spaces, including public corridors and the District Courtroom.

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