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SCHLEICHER COUNTY COURTHOUSE

County Seat - Eldorado, Texas

Schleicher County has had two courthouses:
1902 and 1924

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Schleicher County Courthouse, Eldorado, TExas
The 1924 Schleicher County Courthouse
Texas Historic Landmark

Photo courtesy Jim King, 2008

The Present Schleicher County Courthouse
- Eldorado, Texas

Date - 1924
Architect - Henry T. Phelps
Style - Classical Revival
Material - Stone
Location - US 190 & 277

Eldorado, Texas, 1924 Schleicher County Courthouse historical marker
Schleicher County Courthouse historical marker
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, October 2011

Historical Marker Text

Schleicher County Courthouse

Constructed in 1923-24, this courthouse replaced an earlier building on this site which burned in 1917. Designed by noted architect Henry T. Phelps of San Antonio, the 3-story Classical Revival structure features four half-round giant order Doric columns which support a large entablature. Native stone for the building was obtained from nearby quarries. The courthouse has been the site of numerous community events over the years.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1991


1924 Schleicher County Courthouse, Eldorado, TExas
Schleicher County Courthouse today
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, October 2011


Schleicher County Courthouse, Eldorado, TExas 1939
The Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT


Schleicher County Courhouse, Eldorado, Texas 1930s photo
Schleicher County Courthouse as it appeared in 1930
Photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com


1924 Schleicher County Courthouse, Eldorado, TExas
Same view of the Schleicher County Courthouse today
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, October 2011


Schleicher County Courthouse, Eldorado, TExas
"The NW entrance is the only one with the county name in the entablature." - Terry Jeanson, October 2011 photo


1924 Schleicher County Courthouse cornerstone, Eldorado, TExas
1924 Schleicher County Courthouse Cornerstone
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, October 2011
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1924 Schleicher County Courthouse district courtroom, Eldorado, TExas
Schleicher County Courthouse district courtroom
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, October 2011


1924 Schleicher County Courthouse district courtroom door, Eldorado, TExas
District courtroom door
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, October 2011


Schleicher County seal, Eldorado, TExas
Schleicher County seal over the courthouse entrance
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March, 2005


Justice in stained-glass, Schleicher County courthouse,  Eldorado Texas
Stained glass window of Justice over the judge's bench
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, October 2011


Schleicher County Courhouse, Eldorado, Texas 1930s
The Courthouse in the 1930s
Photo courtesy THC


Schleicher County Courthouse, Eldorado, TExas
Schleicher County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2002



The 1902 Schleicher County Courthouse
Eldorado, Texas

1902 Schleicher County Courhouse, Eldorado, Texas

The 1902 Schleicher County Courthouse
Photo courtesy THC
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TX -  Painting of 1902 Schleicher County Courhouse & 1905 jail
"An oil painting of the 1905 jail(L) and the 1902 courthouse(R) in the downstairs lobby. Artist Don Farrington based his painting on the old photo (below) of the courthouse square." - Terry Jeanson, October 2011


"Old photo of the 1905 jail (L) and the 1902 courthouse (R) hanging in the courthouse." - Terry Jeanson, October 2011


TX -  Painting of 1902 Schleicher County Courhouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, October 2011



Schleicher County Courthouse and  jail, Eldorado, Texas
Schleicher County Courthouse and former county jail in Eldorado
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2002



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