Monday, April 2, 2012
This (not so) old courthouse: Fort Bend County edition
This is the new Fort Bend County Courthouse. While there's nothing special about the outside appearance of the building (other than the fact it looks like a high school), it's the inside of the courthouse that's spectacular. The courtrooms are loaded with the latest shiny gadgets and appointments.
But nowhere near as nice a sight as the old courthouse. Built in 1909 in the Classical Revival style, the old courthouse is a study in elegance. While nowhere near as functional as it needed to be, it still had charm and grace.
Just ask Mirabeau Lamar, he'll set you straight.