Parker County Courthouse by Terence Russell


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Marker Title: Parker County Courthouse
Address: College St. & US 180, Courthouse Square
City: Weatherford
Year Marker Erected: 1964
Marker Location: Courthouse Square, College Street at US 180, one on west side, one on east side, Weatherford.
Marker Text: Scene of many noted trials. Built 1884-86. Cost $55,555.55. Fourth courthouse in history of county, organized 1856. An oak on Fort Belknap Road was court site that year. In this building practiced S.W.T. Lanham, who was Governor of Texas 1902-1906. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965

Listed in National Registry of Historical Places:
Parker County Courthouse ** (added 1971 – Building – #71000957)
Courthouse Sq., Weatherford
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Dodson,W.C.
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Local Gov’t
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-function: Courthouse
Current Function: Government
Current Sub-function: Courthouse

Camera info
Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Tamron 18-275mm lens
F-stop f/9.5
Exposure 1/250
ISO 100
Focus 23mm

HDR data
tripod, 3 RAW images +2 to -2, Photomatrix Pro 3.2

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  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, another really great courthouse with a clock tower. Beautiful shot of it, Terence!

  • Thanks! I love these lovely buildings. They just don’t build ’em like this anymore!

    – Terence Russell

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 5 years ago

    Remarkable structural detail here Terrence, nicely done indeed.

  • Thanks, Larry. It is a wonderful building!

    – Terence Russell

  • Kingstonshots
    Kingstonshotsover 2 years ago

    I thought that looked familiar! I pass it everyday! Great shot, and nice to see someone local on here.

  • Thanks, Shad! I am hopeful to get a better capture of this lovely courthouse at another opportunity! I abhor blue sky days! :)

    – Terence Russell

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