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Matagorda County Courthouse
County Seat - Bay City, Texas

Matagorda County has had four courthouses:
1849, 1895, 1928, 1965

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Matagorda County Courthouse, Bay City TX
"The 1965 Matagorda County courthouse with its modern, radiator-like striations.' - Terry Jeanson, September 2005 photo

The Present Matagorda County Courthouse -
Bay City, Texas

Date - 1965
Architect - Rusty, Martin & Vale
Style - Modern, the architectural style popular at that time
Material - Concrete
1965 Matagorda County courthouse, Bay City Texas
Another view of the modern-style 1965 Matagorda County courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2005
Matagorda County Courthouse, Bay City TX old postcard
Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/

The 1928 Matagorda County Courthouse
- Bay City, Texas

Bay City TX - 1928 Matagorda County courthouse old photo
The 1928 Matagorda County Courthouse
1939 photo courtesy TXDoT
Matagorda Courthouse, Bay City, Texas
Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/

The 1895 Matagorda County Courthouse
Bay City, Texas
"The 1895 Matagorda County courthouse was designed by noted architect Eugene T. Heiner, who designed many courthouses in Texas in the late 1800s. Heiner's name is conspicuously absent from the piece of the 1895 cornerstone pictured above, perhaps because the remains of the cornerstone are not complete. The builders are listed as Martin, Byrne, Johnston and Applegate. The firm of Martin, Byrne and Johnston also designed many county courthouses in Texas.

The plans for the 1895 Matagorda County courthouse were reused for the 1897 Brazoria County courthouse which has been altered over the years, but is still in use as an historical museum." - Terry Jeanson
1895 Matagorda County Courthouse Cornerstone, Bay City TX
A piece of the cornerstone of the 1895 Matagorda County courthouse sits on the courthouse grounds.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2005
1895 Matagorda County courthouse , Bay City TX
The 1895 Matagorda County Courthouse
Photo courtesy THC
Bay City TX - Mural of 1895 Matagorda County courthouse
Outdoor staircase with a 1895 Matagorda County Courthouse mural.
TE Photo, 2000
1895 Matagorda County courthouse , Bay City TX old post card
1895 Matagorda County Courthouse with gazebo
Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/

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