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Restored Texas Courthouses with North Country Unfading Black roofing slate

Posted By On 10 Aug 2017

In 1836, Texas won its independence from Mexico.  Courthouses were built immediately and communities grew around them.  The courthouses were a symbol of democracy, pride and strength. By 1881 a boom in courthouse construction saw 150 built by 1920.  Texas has more historic courthouses than any other State. There are 235 active courthouses in Texas.

Over the decades, many of these courthouses were neglected and left vacant.  In June 1999 under the guidance of former President of the United States of America, George W Bush and Texas Historical Commission passed House Bill 1341 which provided grants to counties to restore their courthouses.  To date, 86 have undergone major restoration work, updating the courthouses to 21st century code, making maintenance more manageable, energy efficient systems installed, ramps and elevators installed to make builds more accessible, provide safe storage for county records, create employment opportunities in the construction sector generating over 10,650 jobs for Texans and increase tourism bringing in over $555 million in income.

Denton County Courthouse in Denton, TX with North Country Unfading Black slate roof

Denton County Courthouse, built in 1896 and rededicated on November 6, 2004.  This is a  blend of Romanesque Revival and Second Empire styles.  We supplied our North Country Unfading Black, 16″ x 8″ x 1/4″ (42 squares)

DeWitt County Courthouse in Cuero, TX North Country Unfading Black slate roof

DeWitt County Courthouse built in 1896 and rededicated on October 27, 2007. Romanesque Revival style architecture. We supplied our North Country Unfading Black, 18″ x 9″ x medium texture (115 squares)

Ellis County Courthouse in Waxahachie, TX North Country Unfading Black roofing slate

Ellis County Courthouse in Waxahachie, TX, built in 1897 and rededicated on October 4, 2003.  Romanesque Revival style architecture. We supplied our North Country Unfading Black roofing slate (150 squares)

Fayette  County Courthouse in La Grange, TX North Country Unfading Black roofing slate

Fayette County Courthouse in La Grange, TX, built in 1891 and rededicated on June 25, 2005. Romanesque Revival style architecture.  We supplied our North Country Unfading Black roofing slate, 20″ x 10″ x 1/4″ (100 squares)

Goliad County Courthouse in Goliad, TX North Country Unfading Black slate roof

Goliad County Courthouse, built in 1894 and rededicated on December 4, 2003.  Second Empire Style architecture.  This courthouse lost it’s central tower in 1942 during a hurricane.  Reconstruction in 2003 made the central tower hurricane-resistant and returned the courthouse to its original height of 125 feet.  We supplied our North Country Unfading Black roofing slate, 18″ x 9″ x 1/4″ (63 squares)

Hardeman County Courthouse in Quanah, TX North Country Unfading Black roofing slate

Hardeman County Courthouse in Quanah, TX, built in 1908 and rededicated on May 9, 2014.  This courthouse received a $2 million dollar face lift.  It is an example of Beaux-Arts/Neoclassical architecture. We supplied our North Country Unfading Black roofing slate, 18″ x 9″ x 1/4″ (100 squares)

Lavaca County Courthouse  North Country Unfading Black roofing slate

Lavaca County Courthouse in Hallettsville, TX built in 1899 and rededicated on September 11, 2010.  Romanesque Revival style architecture. We supplied our North Country Unfading Black roofing slate, 20″ x 10″ x 1/4″ (150 squares)

Llano County Courthouse in Texas with North Country Unfading Black slate roof

Llano Country Courthouse built in 1892 and rededicated on June 15, 2002.  Romanesque Revival style architecture.  We supplied our North Country Unfading Black roofing slate, 20″ x 10″ x 1/4″ (54 squares)

Rains County Courthouse in Emory, TX North Country Unfading Black roofing slate

Rains County Courthouse in Emory, TX built in 1909 and rededicated on October 17, 2010.  Neo-classical Revival style architecture.  We supplied our North Country Unfading Black roofing slate, 16″ x random width x 3/16″.

 

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