Archway from Third Young County Courthouse - Graham, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
N 33° 06.351 W 098° 35.422
14S E 538220 N 3663096
Quick Description: This archway is all that remains of the third Young County Courthouse after it was razed in 1932. It stands on the Courthouse Square in Graham and has a Texas Historical Marker.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2008 7:35:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM3AKT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
Views: 22

Long Description:
From the Texas Historical Marker:
The Third Young County Courthouse (of which only this archway remains) was built in 1884. Native sandstone for the two-story structure was quarried east of Graham by Irish workers. N. J. Rosenquist, a native of Sweden and builder of Texas Courthouses, was Chief Stonemason. The building had two halls in the form of a Greek Cross - a plan that followed points of the compass. (This archway belonged to the east hall.)
The courthouse was razed in 1932 after completion of the present courthouse. A. A. Morrison, Fire Marshal, led efforts to preserve this historic archway during street improvements in 1936.
Type: Remnant

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