Comal County Courthouse

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Comal County Courthouse
Comal courthouse.jpg
Comal County Courthouse in 2006
Comal County Courthouse is located in Texas
Comal County Courthouse
Comal County Courthouse
Comal County Courthouse is located in the US
Comal County Courthouse
Comal County Courthouse
Location 150 N. Seguin Ave.,
New Braunfels, Texas
Coordinates 29°42′12″N 98°7′29″W / 29.70333°N 98.12472°W / 29.70333; -98.12472Coordinates: 29°42′12″N 98°7′29″W / 29.70333°N 98.12472°W / 29.70333; -98.12472
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1897 (1897)
Architect James Riely Gordon
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP reference # 76002017[1]
TSAL # 8200000175
RTHL # 987
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 12, 1976
Designated TSAL January 1, 1981
Designated RTHL 1993

The Comal County Courthouse is located in New Braunfels in the U.S. state of Texas. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in Comal County, Texas in 1976 and designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1993.[2]

Comal County has had two courthouses. The first was designed by Wilhelm Thielepape and completed circa 1860, but had deteriorated in condition by the late 1890s.[3] The current Romanesque Revival style courthouse was designed by James Riely Gordon and completed in 1898 by contractors Fischer and Lamie. Gordon, along with another San Antonio architect Albert Felix Beckmann,[4] submitted bids to replace the courthouse designed by Thielepape. In addition to reviewing the bids, the county commissioners traveled to Gonzales to assess the architectural quality of the Gonzales County Courthouse, a work designed by Gordon and completed in 1896.[5]

The courthouse was restored to its original appearance in 2013 after a three-year, $8.7 million undertaking that included removing two additions, and restoring or replicating paint, tile, doors and furniture.[6] Atop the three-story building is a corniced stone tower.[5][7]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "THC-RTHL". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Thielepape". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Albert Felix Beckmann". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "NRHP Comal County". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Carmack, Liz. "Comal County Restored to its 1898 Glory". county.org. Texas County Progress. Retrieved August 15, 2018. 
  7. ^ "TE-Comal Courthouse". Blueprints For Travel, LLC. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 

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