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Parker County Courthouse

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(1886)
Built of local quarried limestone and completed at a cost of $55,555.55, this Second Empire style courthouse designed by W.C. Dodson is the focal point of the Downtown Square. A three-story center tower, with clocks facing the four main highways leading into the Courthouse Square, rises majestically above four shorter towers capped by mansards and iron railings. Due to an extensive two year restoration project completed in 2004, the courthouse showcases one of the largest county courtrooms in the state of Texas. A pair of double-wide stairways provides access to the approximately 4000 square foot courtroom on the second floor. Of specific interest are the period stencils circling the 24.7 foot high ceiling and the rose windows in the northern and southern walls. Located on the southeast corner of the courthouse lawn is a gray stone Confederate soldier who maintains a vigilant gaze to the south. (THL) (NRHP)

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