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Grimes County Courthouse, Anderson Texas. This is the 5th courthouse for the county completed in 1894. The wood staircase leading out of the second floor courtroom is fire sprinklered – the first four courthouses were destroyed by fire. Situated inside a very small radius traffic circle provides for little lawn area and no trees – the courthouse architecture is commanding and dominates the old downtown district.
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A side view of the second floor courtroom looking towards the jury box. The pressed tin barrel ceiling is impressive.
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The judge’s bench, from the courtroom gallery perspective….
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The north side of the Courthouse (because it is in a traffic circle, there really is no “backside” to the courthouse). Photographing Texas courthouses is a passion “sentence” I have. Wonderful hospitality from the county staff – they let me look around on a Friday late afternoon and gave me a brief courthouse history lesson. Thank you Becky (the county elections administrator) for the tour!
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