Waller County Courthouse - Hempstead, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven
N 30° 05.862 W 096° 04.631
14R E 781683 N 3333216
Quick Description: This unique doorway, built in 1995, is the main (South) entrance to the Waller County Courthouse in Hempstead, Texas.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/11/2015 4:50:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMN7E1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
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Long Description:
Waller County's Courthouse is located on 836 Austin St. in Hempstead, Texas. Built in 1955 out of brick and limestone, it is rather plain monolithic building save for its very unique front doorway and simple mirror-image frieze pieces at the top of the doorway. The courthouse's architect was Herbert Voelcker.

Per TexasEscapes.com, Waller County has had four courthouses over time:

"The first was known as "The Texas House" and was a rented frame building. The county paid $25 per month for the use of the structure. The first jail was a one room log cabin and was located on the square.

In 1877 the first brick courthouse was constructed and a new jail was built at the same time.

In 1892 this courthouse burned and was replaced by another brick building in 1894. This building stood until 1955 [at which point this current building was constructed]."
Type of material of the door: Steel

Functional door?: Yes

Location of this door/way: On public property

Is it accessable only by paid admission": No

Style: Modern

Address or physical location:
836 Austin St. Hempstead, TX 77484 USA

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