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.
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.
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.
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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