Bexar County Courthouse, San Antonio

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100 Dolorosa Street (210) 220-2626

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    Beautiful Architecture

    by Basaic Updated Jun 28, 2013

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    Okay, now this is an impressive courthouse. This is what a courthouse should look like, strong, steadfast, sure. The building was designed by architect J. Riely Gordon using the Romanesque Revival style of architecture and was completed in 1896. The massive structure is made of red sandstone and looks out on Main Plaza with a great view of other beautiful buildings like the Cathedral of San Fernando. Nice statue of Lady Justice too.

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    by doug48 Written Mar 9, 2008

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    the bexar county courthouse is located on delorosa street on the main plaza in downtown san antonio. this beautiful romanesque building was designed by j. riely gordon and was built in 1896. since then there have been several additions and expansions in 1914, 1928, 1963, and in the 1970's. each of these alterations did not alter the romanesque design of the original structure. the courthouse is one of the most interesting buildings in downtown san antonio.

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    by Ewingjr98 Updated Dec 13, 2006

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    Built in 1892 of distinctive red sandstone, the Bexar County Courthouse is one of the most unique and original buildings in San Antonio. The style is considered Romanesque Revival (but to me the tower looks like something from Angkor Wat, Cambodia), and the architect was J. Riely Gordon.

    This structure is quite a change from Bexar County's original courthouse, called Casas Real, with its dirt floor and cactus flagpole.

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    The Courthouse of Bexar County.

    by Djinn76 Written Dec 28, 2003

    At first sight I thought this building at the south side of Main Plaza was some kind of church. This is indeed the courthouse of the Bexar County. Completed in 1896 and made of native Texas granite and red sandstone, this is an example of Romanesque architecture. James Riely Gordon was the architect. He is also known for many other imposing public buildings.

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    by keeweechic Written Aug 14, 2003

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    This romanesque-style building was built in 1892 of red Texas granite and sandstone.

    The courthouse sits right opposite the square.

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